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Tanker4004 enables the user to either:

A) MANUAL SCHEDULING OR SIMULATION
Construct his own "manual" schedules and quickly review reports on profitability, contract coverage, short comings etc
The user will then quickly see whether the schedule:
* Fits all contractual requirements
* Takes into account all market opportunities

B) FINDING AN OPTIMAL SCHEDULE
Tanker4004 has the unique feature of being able to generate "optimal" schedules from scratch:
This implies that Tanker4004 literally speaking can start the process with a completely blank schedule:
The input parameters will then be:
VESSEL DATA
The open position - port and date where vesels are open for scheduling
CARGO DATA
Specification of all contractual vcargoes with From port/To Port, Freight rates, laydays, min/max quantity etc

The criteria Depending on whether the operation is:
* Cost centre
* Profit centre
* Trading house

The tanker operator is

Objective for an "optimal" schedule

Comments

Cost centre

The objective  is to minimize the fleet's total voyage costs:
* Fuel costs
* Port costs
* Canal tolls
* T/C hire for vessels fixed into the fleet

Tanker4004 will also take into account:
* The possibility to relet contractual cargoes
* Take additional T/C vessels into the fleet

No freight revenue or income elements are taken into account in this case, unless the user wants to include them for accounting purposes

Profit centre

The objective in this case is a little bit more mixed:
Maximize the fleet's total PROFIT

PROFIT defined as :

TC result for own vessels
+ TC profit from vessels into the fleet on tc
+ Relet profit

Trading house

In a trading house, the focus is more often on trading profit on the cargoes.
In this case the operation will seek to maximize

TC result for own vessels
+ TC profit from vessels into the fleet on tc
+ Relet profit
+ Trading profit on cargoes bought or sold

 


 
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