Heuristics for the routing of trucks with double container loads

Michela Lai, Massimo Di Francesco & Paola Zuddas
This research addresses a problem motivated by a real case study. A carrier must plan the routes of trucks in order to serve importers and exporters. What is original in this vehicle routing problem is the impossibility to separate trucks and containers during customer service and the opportunity to carry up to two containers per truck. Customers may demand more than one container and may be visited more than once. Moreover, according to the carrier�s...