Stowing the Right Containers on Container Vessels

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Cargo-mix and containership stowage optimization are unknown problems to most and scientific blind spots with less than 100 publications over more than four decades. This state of affairs borders on the ridiculous, given that containerized shipping is a major driver of the global economy and still uses inefficient cargo management procedures. In this talk, Jensen will show you that these problems – in contrast to the view of publications on the topic – in realistic settings are surprisingly easy. He will outline how to generate optimal stowage plans and cargo-mixes for some of the world’s largest container vessels using standard mathematical programming techniques and off-the-shelf solvers. The presentation will provide basic insight into the domain, with pointers to further information that enable you to join in this promising new path of operations research and business.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and & Operations Research - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 7 Apr 20139 Apr 2013


Conference INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and & Operations Research
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio


  • Cargo-mix optimization
  • Containership stowage
  • Mathematical programming
  • Global shipping logistics
  • Operations research


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