Relevant research papers and monographs from researchers around the globe are listed below.

General References for Energy, Shipping, & Maritime Transportation

  1. M. Christiansen, K. Fagerholt, B. Nygreen, and D. Ronen. “Maritime transportation.” In C. Barnhart and G. Laporte, editors, Transportation, Handbooks in Operations Research and Management Science, volume 14, pages 189-284. Elsevier, 2007. [PDF]

  2. M. Christiansen, K. Fagerholt, B. Nygreen, and D. Ronen. “Ship routing and scheduling in a new millennium.” European Journal of Operational Research, 2012. [Link]

  3. L. C. Coelho, J.-F. Cordeau, and G. Laporte, “Thirty Years of Inventory Routing,” Transportation Science, 48(1):1-19, 2014. [Link, Preprint]

  4. J. Rodrigue, C. Comtois, and B. Slack. The geography of transport systems. Routledge, 2nd ed., 2009. [Link]

  5. M. Stopford. Maritime Economics. Taylor & Francis, New York, NY, 3rd edition, 2008.

  6. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Review of maritime transport. United Nations, New York and Geneva, 2011. [PDF]

Papers addressing deterministic maritime inventory routing with inventory tracking at every port

  1. A. Agra, H. Andersson, M. Christiansen, and L. A. Wolsey. “A maritime inventory routing problem: Discrete time formulations and valid inequalities.” Networks, 62(4):297-314, 2013. [Preprint]
  2. A. Agra, M. Christiansen, and A. Delgado. “Mixed integer formulations for a short sea fuel oil distribution problem.” Transportation Science, 47(1):108-124, 2013. [Link]
  3. F. Al-Khayyal and S. Hwang. “Inventory constrained maritime routing and scheduling for multicommodity liquid bulk, part I: Applications and model.” European Journal of Operational Research, 176(1):106-130, 2007. [Link]
  4. H. Andersson. “A maritime pulp distribution problem.” INFOR, 49(2):125-138, 2011.
  5. H. Andersson, M. Christiansen, and K. Fagerholt. “Transportation planning and inventory management in the LNG supply chain.” In Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics. Springer, 2010. [Link]
  6. B. Bilgen and I. Ozkarahan. “A mixed-integer linear programming model for bulk grain blending and shipping.” International Journal of Production Economics, 107(2):555-571, 2007. [Link]
  7. M. Christiansen and K. Fagerholt. “Maritime inventory routing problems.” In C. A. Floudas and P. M. Pardalos, editors, Encyclopedia of Optimization, pages 1947-1955. Springer-Verlag, 2nd edition, 2009. [Link]
  8. M. Christiansen, K. Fagerholt, T. Flatberg, O. Haugen, O. Kloster, and E. H. Lund. “Maritime inventory routing with multiple products: A case study from the cement industry.” European Journal of Operational Research, 208(1):86-94, 2011. [Link]
  9. S. Dauzère-Pérès, A. Nordli, A. Olstad, K. Haugen, U. Koester, P. O. Myrstad, G. Teistklub, and A. Reistad. “Omya hustadmarmor optimizes its supply chain for delivering calcium carbonate slurry to European paper manufacturers.” Interfaces, 37(1):39-51, 2007. [Link, Related ORMS Article]
  10. F. G. Engineer, K. C. Furman, G. L. Nemhauser, M. W. P. Savelsbergh, and J.-H. Song. “A branch-price-and-cut algorithm for single product maritime inventory routing.” Operations Research, 60(1):106-122, 2012. [Link]
  11. M. Fodstad, K. T. Uggen, F. Romo, A. Lium, and G. Stremersch. “LNGScheduler: A rich model for coordinating vessel routing, inventories and trade in the liquefied natural gas supply chain.” Journal of Energy Markets, 3(4):31-64, 2010. [PDF]
  12. K. C. Furman, J.-H. Song, G. R. Kocis, M. K. McDonald, and P. H. Warrick. “Feedstock routing in the ExxonMobil downstream sector.” Interfaces, 41(2):149-163, 2011. [Link]
  13. V. Goel, K. C. Furman, J.-H. Song, and A. S. El-Bakry. “Large neighborhood search for LNG inventory routing.” Journal of Heuristics, 18(6):821-848, 2012. [Link, Preprint]
  14. V. Goel, M. Slusky, W.-J. van Hoeve, K. C. Furman, and Y. Shao. “Constraint Programming for LNG Ship Scheduling and Inventory Management.” Submitted, 2013. [Preprint]

  15. R. Gronhaug and M. Christiansen. “Supply chain optimization for the liquefied natural gas business.” Innovations in Distribution Logistics, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, 619:195-218, 2009. [Link]
  16. R. Gronhaug, M. Christiansen, G. Desaulniers, and J. Desrosiers. “A branch-and-price method for a liquefied natural gas inventory routing problem.” Transportation Science, 44(3):400-415, 2010. [Link, Presentation]
  17. M. Hewitt, G. L. Nemhauser, M. W. P. Savelsbergh, and J.-H. Song. “A branch-and-price guided search approach to maritime inventory routing. Computers & Operations Research, 40(5):1410-1419,2013. [Link, Preprint]
  18. Y. Jiang and I.E. Grossmann, “Alternative mixed-integer linear programming models of a maritime inventory routing problem,” Computers & Chemical Engineering, 77:147-161, 2015. [Link]

  19. J. Li, I. Karimi, and R. Srinivasan. “Effcient bulk maritime logistics for the supply and delivery of multiple chemicals.” Computers & Chemical Engineering, 34(12):2118-2128, 2010. [Link]
  20. D. J. Papageorgiou, G. L. Nemhauser, J. Sokol, M.-S. Cheon, A. B. Keha. “MIRPLib – A library of maritime inventory routing problem instances: Survey, core model, and benchmark results.” European Journal of Operational Research, 235(2):350-366, 2014. [Link, Preprint]

  21. D. J. Papageorgiou, M.-S. Cheon, G. L. Nemhauser, and J. Sokol. "Approximate dynamic programming for a class of long-horizon maritime inventory routing problems." To appear in Transportation Science, 2014. [Preprint]
  22. D. J. Papageorgiou, A. B. Keha, G. L. Nemhauser, and J. Sokol. "Two-stage decomposition algorithms for single product maritime inventory routing." INFORMS Journal on Computing, 26(4):825-847, 2014. [Link, Preprint]
  23. J. A. Persson and M. Gothe-Lundgren. “Shipment planning at oil refineries using column generation and valid inequalities.” European Journal of Operational Research, 163(3):631-652, 2005. [Link]
  24. R. Rocha, I. E. Grossmann, and M. V. P. de Aragao. “Cascading knapsack inequalities: reformulation of a crude oil distribution problem.” Annals of Operations Research, 203(1):1-18, 2013. [Link]
  25. D. Ronen. “Marine inventory routing: shipments planning.” Journal of the Operational Research Society, 53:108-114, 2002. [Link]
  26. Y. Shao, K. C. Furman, V. Goel, and S. Hoda. "Bound improvement for LNG inventory routing." Submitted, 2014. [Preprint]
  27. Q. Shen, F. Chu, and H. Chen. “A Lagrangian relaxation approach for a multi-mode inventory routing problem with transshipment in crude oil transportation.” Computers & Chemical Engineering, 35(10):2113-2123, 2011. [Link]
  28. N. Siswanto, D. Essam, and R. Sarker. “Solving the ship inventory routing and scheduling problem with undedicated compartments.” Computers & Industrial Engineering, 61(2):289-299, 2011.
  29. J.-H. Song and K. C. Furman. “A maritime inventory routing problem: Practical approach.” Computers & Operations Research, 40(3):657-665, 2013. [Link]
  30. K. Uggen, M. Fodstad, and V. Norstebo. “Using and extending fix-and-relax to solve maritime inventory routing problems.” TOP, pages 1-23, 2011. [Link]