• Analyzing different designs of liner shipping feeder networks: a case study 

      Msakni, Mohamed Kais; Fagerholt, Kjetil; Meisel, Frank; Lindstad, Elizabeth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      This paper proposes different network structures for a real liner shipping company to serve demands between Norwegian and European continental ports. The current practice of the shipping company deploys a feeder network ...
    • Can autonomous ships help short-sea shipping become more cost-efficient? 

      Msakni, Mohamed Kais; Akbar, Abeera; Aasen, Anna Kristine Almestad; Fagerholt, Kjetil; Meisel, Frank; Lindstad, Elizabeth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      There is a strong political focus on moving cargo transportation from trucks to ships to reduce environmental emissions and road congestion. We study how the introduction of a future generation of autonomous ships can be ...
    • Combining Optimization and Simulation for Designing a Robust Short-sea Feeder Network 

      Medbøen, Carl Axel Benjamin; Holm, Magnus Bolstad; Msakni, Mohamed Kais; Fagerholt, Kjetil; Schütz, Peter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Here we study a short-sea feeder network design problem based on mother and daughter vessels. The main feature of the studied system is performing transshipment of cargo between mother and daughter vessels at appropriate ...
    • An economic analysis of introducing autonomous ships in a short‐sea liner shipping network 

      Akbar, Abeera; Aasen, Anna Kristine Almestad; Msakni, Mohamed Kais; Fagerholt, Kjetil; Lindstad, Elizabeth; Meisel, Frank (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The development of autonomous ships is at an advanced stage. It seems to be just a question of time before such ships become available at an industrial scale. In this paper, we investigate the economic advantages of utilizing ...