Reduction of Empty Container Repositioning Costs by Container Sharing

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Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP)

Abstract

Empty container repositioning is a major cost driver for international container operators. While the share of empty containers of total sea-based container flows is around 20%, consultants estimate the rate of empty container transport for the hinterland even twice as high [1].

Keywords

Empty Container Customer Location Trucking Company Major Cost Driver Customer Node 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair of Logistics, Department of Economics and Business StudiesUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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