AN OPTIMAL HUB SELECTION ALGORITHM IN MARITIME TRANSPORT SYSTEMS BASED ON THE HUB AND SPOKE MODEL

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Konstantinos Chainas

Keywords

optimization, algorithm, tourism, transport, hub and spoke

Abstract

This report presents a heuristic algorithm for the optimal hub selection in a maritime transport system which is based on the hub and spoke model. This model has been successfully tested in other maritime systems such as the USA aviation. Its implementation in the maritime transport and particularly in areas such as the Aegean Sea gave very good results with respect to resource savings, improvement of services and drastic reduction of the total time needed for traveling in favour of tourism and shipping companies.

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