Strategic Planning Model for Marine Oil Transportation in the Gulf of Mexico Academic Article uri icon


  • The development of a comprehensive model of the marine oil transportation in the Gulf of Mexico is presented; it solves for oil flow distribution in a competitive multimodal and multiproduct network on the basis of systemwide optimization. It is a high-level strategic decision-making tool that will be used to interface with a risk analysis model, which is under development, 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 United States to draw from the general world supply of tanker capacity and reduce oil transportation costs and risks.

published proceedings

  • Transportation Research Record Journal of the Transportation Research Board

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, H., Iakovou, E., & Douligeris, C.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Li, Huan||Iakovou, Eleftherios||Douligeris, Christos

publication date

  • January 1996