Strategic transportation model for oil in US waters Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents the development of a strategic transportation model for marine oil transportation in US waters. The model is a high-level strategic decision-making tool that will be used to interface with a risk analysis model, to identify "weak" links in the system and evaluate alternative routing and shipping scenarios. It may also be used to provide suggestions for the designation of lightering zones which will enable the U.S. to draw from the general world supply of tanker capacity and reduce oil transportation costs and risks. The model has been developed at the request of the United States Interagency Coordinating Committee for Oil Pollution Research to allow for the quantification of oil transported within the geographic boundaries of the United States, for the analysis of risks and effects of oil spills, and finally the identification of appropriate technologies that will support intervention and mitigation to reduce the impact of spills.

published proceedings

  • Computers & Industrial Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Iakovou, E., & Douligeris, C.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Iakovou, Eleftherios||Douligeris, Christos

publication date

  • January 1996