Minimizing Costs in Crude Oil Transportation

  • A. Sassano
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 317)


The problem addressed in this paper is as follows: At each of a number of origin ports is available a given quantity of a single type of crude oil. Likewise, we are given quantities of crude oil required by a number of refineries (destination ports) in order to meet their production schedules. Finally a fleet of tankers with given volume capacity, weight capacity and speeds is available.


Time Window Decision Support System Production Schedule Operational Constraint Spot Market 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sassano
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  1. 1.Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi ed Informatica — CNRRomaItaly

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