Reduction of Empty Container Repositioning Costs by Container Sharing

  • Herbert Kopfer
  • Sebastian Sterzik
Conference paper
Part of the Operations Research Proceedings book series (ORP)


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].


Empty Container Customer Location Trucking Company Major Cost Driver Customer Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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