This paper presents a case study on the problem of loading air containers in air express carriers motivated from DHL and Air Hong Kong. The problem is to determine the containers to be loaded and the locations of the loaded containers in an aircraft while maintaining stability of the aircraft. The objective of the problem is to maximize the revenue obtained from delivering containers. We present an integer programming model to represent and optimally solve the problem. Computational experiments done on a number of randomly generated test instances show that the integer program can be a viable tool for generating loading plans in the companies since optimal or near-optimal solutions for the test instances are obtained within a reasonable amount of computation time.
Kim, H.-J., Seo, S.-W., Park, M. and Han, J.J. (2011), "An Air Container Loading Planning Model: DHL and Air Hong Kong Case", Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 43-69. https://doi.org/10.24006/jilt.2011.9.1.43
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