N. (Nemanja) Milovanovic

Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2016

PhD Project

Analysis of the e ect of the Ultra Large Container Ship on container terminals

In this PhD project, we aim to analyze the e ects of the Ultra Large Container
Ship (ULCS) on ports. Although there are a handful of publications
that have already attempted this, they are outdated and use oversimpli ed
statistical models. We believe that operations research models are more capable
of tackling this problem, as the relationships between the input are
explicitly modeled.
We propose to analyze the e ects of ULCSs by considering both land
and sea perspectives. For the sea perspective we investigate how liner shipping
companies could eciently utilize ULCSs in their service network. For
the land perspective we investigate how the port call size is a ected, and
also what the consequences are for terminal operations and the hinterland
transportation network.
An important aspect of this project is to apply research in practice. Not
only does this mean that we work closely together with practitioners, but
also that this research is able to provide insight to the actors in the maritime
supply chain.

Keywords
Container terminals, containers, shipping, large ships, logistics, optimization, hinterland transportation
Time frame
2016 -

Address

Visiting address

Office: Tinbergen Building H08-09
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Supervisory team

Nemanja Milovanovic
Professor of Econometrics (Operations Research and Informatics)
Promotor
Nemanja Milovanovic
Professor of Logistics and Operations Management
Promotor