@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999403,
	  title     = {Hub Port Positioning and Route Planning of Feeder Lines for Regional Transportation Network },
	  author    = {Huang Xiaoling and  Liu Lufeng},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In this paper, we seek to determine one reasonable
local hub port and optimal routes for a containership fleet,
performing pick-ups and deliveries, between the hub and spoke ports
in a same region. The relationship between a hub port, and traffic in
feeder lines is analyzed. A new network planning method is proposed,
an integrated hub port location and route design, a capacitated vehicle
routing problem with pick-ups, deliveries and time deadlines are
formulated and solved using an improved genetic algorithm for
positioning the hub port and establishing routes for a containership
fleet. Results on the performance of the algorithm and the feasibility
of the approach show that a relatively small fleet of containerships
could provide efficient services within deadlines.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {8},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {2715 - 2722},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999403},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/92},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 92, 2014},