The Container Stowage Problem

Kira Janstrup, Trine Høyer Rose, Kent Høj Andersen, Rune Møller Jensen

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The main purpose of this project is to use integer programming to create a model that minimizes the costs for container transportation by ship. To make the model as realistic as possible it will be based on information from a large shipping company about the vessel layout and container types.
In addition to our project two other projects are made where an optimal solution to the container stowage problem also is tried to be found, but by using constraint programming and local search instead respectively. We will therefore in the end compare these three methods and the achieved results on fastness and optimality.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIT-Universitetet i København
Number of pages55
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7949.227-1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • Integer Programming
  • Container Transportation
  • Vessel Layout Optimization
  • Constraint Programming
  • Stowage Problem Comparison


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