Sea based logistics use maritime platforms to transfer cargo stored on vessels and delivers them ashore. This chapter describes the motivations and logistical requirements of seabasing. The sea base’s organizational structure, its material handling environment, and the internal cargo flow processes of the T-AKE vessel are described. Three seabasing distribution network scenarios -- Iron Mountain, Skin-to-Skin Replenishment, and Tailored Resupply Packages -- are described and mapped to warehousing and distribution networks, characteristics, and decision problems. Finally, related literature is reviewed and open areas for logistics research to support order fulfillment from the sea are identified.
Progress in Material Handling Research: 2016
Pazour, Jennifer and Shin, Ian, "Logistics Models to Support Order-fulfillment From the Sea" (2016). 14th IMHRC Proceedings (Karlsruhe, Germany – 2016). 24.