Modelling Competition and Cooperation in Container Shipping Supply Chains


Shipping lines invest heavily on ship and container assets to provide maritime transport services to shippers. Due to the capital-intensive nature to provide regular shipping services, horizontal competition between shipping lines is fierce. The recent bankruptcy of the large shipping line, Hanjin Shipping, is one of the examples. Cooperation between shipping lines such as alliances and slot-sharing has been popular and co-exists with competition in container shipping. This project aims to model the competition and cooperation in container shipping supply chains. Cooperative/non-cooperative game approach and/or multi-agent-based simulation approach may be used to develop the models.

This opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.

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Open to students worldwide

Funding information

Self-funded project

There is no specific funding for this project, however, the successful candidate will be able to apply for funding offered by the Management School.



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