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Welcome to Eco-Trips
The design of a liner service usually starts with very pragmatic elements: terminal slots, vessels, strategic alliances - and evolves towards a commercially viable service imposing cost-efficiency criteria.
We suggest the opposite: start with a cost-optimal design and compromize towards a commercially feasible service by imposing operational constraints.
What's the big idea?
The heart of Eco-Trips is a mathematical cost model for liner operations providing
Some more details:
Eco-Trips provides support for strategic and operational decisions of
container liner operators.
It delivers a cost model for a sling that includes the operator's capex,
opex, voyage cost, terminal handling charges, terminal productivity,
canals and route sections.
Eco-Trips supports related stakeholders as tonnage providers in delivering the ship performance to optimally serve a certain class of trades. It supports terminals to understand, how their handling charges make them an attractive choice as a hub in a given liner network.
To our knowledge, Eco-Trips is a one of a kind application: a product with a similar scope does not exist for maritime transports.
As a simulation and optimization tool, it allows you to "play" with scenarios for market conditions, ship performance, cargo-volumes and external cost. It aims to enable line managers to better handle the extreme complexity of their task, reduce the totaled cost for slings and deliver better services to your customers.
Eco-Trips is an application package which is available on a commercial basis. For details, please call us at
or arrange for an appointment.