The air cargo load planning problem - a consolidated problem definition and literature review on related problems

Author(s)
Felix Brandt and Stefan Nickel
Journal
European Journal of Operational Research
Year
2018
Volume
275
No.
2
Pages
399-410
Abstract
This work describes the operational load planning problems of air cargo carriers. In the literature the term air cargo loading is used ambiguously for different subproblems that appear during the load planning process for a flight. In its entirety the problem has not yet been the subject of published research. This work introduces the overall problem, the planning decisions, the objectives of the involved stakeholders, and the restrictions occurring in practice. It reviews and categorizes related literature dealing with similar problems or subproblems. The typical problem setting in practice is analyzed to get insights into the real world problem and a large benchmark dataset is presented. Finally, challenges of the current planning practice and research gaps are highlighted.
Online Sources
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2018.07.013
Research focus
Logistics and Supply Chain Optimisation
Project
Innovation partnership with Lufthansa Cargo
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