Optimization

We optimize shipping lines’ network by finding the best options to adjust capacity and schedules to volumes and produce major savings to increase bottom line.

Shipping lines’ liner network bear a major part of their costs and once planned, it become very expensive to make any change. Using Mathematical linear programing, our tool can determine an optimal network already at the strategic planning level. The network optimization tool will selects the optimal network which maximize utilization of profitable volumes at the lowest possible cost. It calculate the costs, the utilization and optimal flow for the entire network at once, taking into account ripple effects between trades, to avoid the sub optimal partial view occurring when decisions are taken for each string independently. Subject all the various costs data are available, the system can be set to optimize profits.

Taking into account empty repositioning costs, Intermodal, foreign feeders and VSA, our highly parameterise able tool (variables, costs and constraints are editable by user) provide quick answers to all strategic planning questions to test multiple scenarios and provide unlimited what if analysis via iterative man machine partnership.

Once the network is fixed, the tool can be used to assist execution by optimizing the flow of cargo to cater for short term localised volumes surges and avoid bottleneck, while continiously minimizing the semi and variable costs across the entire network.

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Oceo trade gained a lot of experience on liner network optimization by developing the first liner ships’ network mathematical optimization business application for the world leading container line, producing multi-million dollar savings.