Maritime Logistics: Optimize the flow of goods to port, port operations and the utilization of your fleet
Many centuries before the arrival of computers, algorithms or supply chain solutions, almost all goods transported worldwide were carried by sea. However, the significant expansion of global trade over the past few decades has resulted in a sharp increase in maritime commerce. Intercontinental shipping volume has grown from approximately 25% of total world trade in 1980 to an estimated 80 to 90% today.
In an industry where assets and physical space are extremely expensive, the financial impact of optimization and simulation models can be huge.
Maritime logistics problems share two features that make them ideal candidates for a customized Technologix implementation: They are complex and for the most part quite unique and specific.
Our team has developed maritime logistics solutions in four main areas:
Network Design, Vessel Routing and Scheduling
Spearheaded by Fernando Alvarez, one of the leading researchers and model developers in this field, we have completed the development of a proprietary technology for the joint optimization of routes and fleet deployment in the liner shipping industry. Results to date suggest total cost reductions in the 3 to 5% range.
The Continuous Replenishment of Commodities From Hinterland to Port Terminals
Our team has developed customized plant to port replenishment solutions for a number of major grain and commodity traders in South America. These solutions optimize the flow of goods in terms of costs, while satisfying transportation, port handling and storage capacity and vessel loading restrictions.
Optimization of the Vessel Line-Up/Sequencing Problem at Port Terminals
Planning and Scheduling of Resources at Port Terminals
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Not only has Opti-Net™ formed the backbone of our business planning process for almost 2 decades, it quickly and easily allows us to analyze alternative scenarios and make decisions with confidence.
Over the years we’ve been able to model increasingly complex aspects of our business, by capitalizing on Technologix’s ability and willingness to design customized solutions.