A combined liquefied natural gas routing and deteriorating inventory management problem

Yousef Ghiami, Tom Van Woensel, Marielle Christiansen, Gilbert Laporte

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Abstract

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is becoming a more crucial source of energy due to its increased price competitiveness and environmental friendliness. We consider an inventory routing problem for inland distribution of LNG from storage facilities to filling stations. Here, an actor is responsible for the inventory management at the storage facilities and filling stations, as well as the routing and scheduling of a heterogeneous fleet of vehicles. A characteristic of the problem is that a constant rate of LNG evaporates each day at the storage facilities and filling stations. This is in contrast to maritime LNG inventory routing problems where the evaporation is considered at the ships only. The combined LNG routing and deteriorating inventory management problem is modelled with both an arc-flow and a path-flow formulation. Both models are tested and compared on instances motivated from a real-world problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Logistics - 6th International Conference, ICCL 2015, Proceedings
EditorsFrancesco Corman, Rudy R. Negenborn, Stefan Voß
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages91-104
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319242644
ISBN (Print)9783319242637
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015
Event6th International Conference on Computational Logistics, ICCL 2015 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Sep 201525 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9335
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Computational Logistics, ICCL 2015
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period23/09/1525/09/15

Keywords

  • Arc-flow model
  • Deteriorating inventory
  • Inventory routing problem
  • Liquefied natural gas
  • Path-flow model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Ghiami, Y., Van Woensel, T., Christiansen, M., & Laporte, G. (2015). A combined liquefied natural gas routing and deteriorating inventory management problem. In F. Corman, R. R. Negenborn, & S. Voß (Eds.), Computational Logistics - 6th International Conference, ICCL 2015, Proceedings (pp. 91-104). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9335). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24264-4_7