Improving Decision Making: Route Optimization Techniques for Aqaba Sea Port in Jordan

Abed Al-fatah A. Karasneh


This study uses linear programming to build transportation and transshipment models in order to test whether the existing actual costs to transport the major Jordanian exports and imports are optimal. The main findings of this
research showed evidence about the ineffectiveness of the current policies of transportation and transshipment
which stipulates a change towards optimal values to target minimal overall costs of transportation and
transshipment. It is recommended that Jordan develops its own shipping fleet to cut drastically the cost of
importation through means of economics of scale and bulk shipping.

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