Both, reductions of costs as well as emissions are driving shipping companiesto operate their fleet in slow steaming mode. In this thesis a strategic linershipping network design decision support system is presented, which takesthree environmental influences into account: waves, ocean currents and wind.The developed models will show the impact of environmental influences andthe use of additional propulsion systems on the cost structure or the ontimedelivery of a liner shipping network and its schedule.
KeywordsEurope Steam Shipping Diesel Liner
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