Date of Award
Master of Science
Maritime trade is the backbone of international trade, specifically seaports which provide the gateway for the shipping and receiving of all international goods. Any disruption in operation can trickle down the global supply chain increasing costs and delay delivery of supplies. Hence, the objective of this work is the formulation of optimization models to study the vulnerability of intercontinental ports. Experiments are applied to container transportation between U.S. and Europe. The work differentiates itself from previous studies in that we analyze the vulnerability of the sea ports and compare how the closing of some ports or liner shipping lanes influence/impact the total supply chain costs for a set of commodities.
Received from ProQuest
Cervinska, Jana, "Vulnerability Of Intermodal Logistic Networks To Sea Port Disruption" (2012). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 2056.