Marielle Christiansen


Marielle Christiansen

NTNU, Norway

Optimization of Maritime Transportation

Date: Monday, July 4, 2016 - 08:30-10:00

Venue: Building CW, ground floor, Aula

Marielle Christiansen Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Marielle Christiansen works as a professor of Operations Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her primary research interests concern development and implementation of optimization models and methods for industry related planning problems as regards transportation, logistics and production. She is particularly interested in applications where maritime transportation and supply chain challenges are considered and has been involved in a number of shipping industry – sponsored projects.

Her research within maritime transportation has resulted in numerous papers in journals like Computers and Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Naval Research and Logistics, OMEGA, Networks, Transportation Research part C as well as Transportation Science. Furthermore, she has contributed with several surveys within maritime transport optimization in general and within combined inventory management and routing and fleet composition and routing in particular.

She has been involved in the organization of several international conferences such as TRISTAN VII (Triennial symposium on transportation analysis), Tromsø, Norway, 2010, EURO-XXV, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012 (Programme Committee Chair), and VeRoLog (Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization), Oslo, Norway (2014).

Optimization of Maritime Transportation
In this tutorial, we will give a short introduction to the shipping industry and an overview of some OR-focused planning problems within maritime transportation. Examples from several real ship routing and scheduling cases, elements of models and solution methods will be given. Finally, we present some trends regarding future developments and use of OR-based decision support systems for ship routing and scheduling.