Exact Methods and Heuristics for the Liner Shipping Crew Scheduling Problem

Valerio Maria Sereno, Line Reinhardt, Stefan Guericke

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In this paper the liner shipping crew scheduling problem is described and modelled. Three different models have been formulated and tested for the scheduling problem. A mixed integer formulation and a set covering formulation are constructed and solved using exact methods. A mat-heuristic based on column generation has been implemented and tested. Moreover, a simple heuristic is implemented as a benchmark value. The models and methods were tested on smaller instances of the problem. The results show that good results can be achieved within 5 min using the heuristic and around an hour using the set partitioning formulation.

BogserieLecture Notes in Computer Science
Sider (fra-til)363-378
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - 1 okt. 2018
Udgivet eksterntJa

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