Mixed Pendulum Rationalization Pattern
In the hub port of departure the ocean ship will load 4,000 units (half of which is originated from there, and half of which is to be delivered by feeder services from the two nearest ports). In the second port of call of the same facade the ocean ship will be loaded to full capacity (by the 2,000 units originating from the port, plus 4,000 units delivered by feeder services from the ports in proximity). In the first port of call at the other facade the vessel will discharge 6,000 units, of which 2,000 units already bounded to that port, while the other 4,000 units would be delivered later to the surrounding ports. In the second and last ports on route 4,000 units are unloaded (one half of which has already reached its destination and other half to be delivered later by sea ships).
The transportation costs for 10,000 units by one ocean vessel, calculated over a distance of 10,400 units (the total distance between the furthest ports of the route) are 1,580,000 units. Two extra ports of calls will add 2x100,000, thus giving a subtotal of 17,800,000. Feeder transportation would require 12 trips by feeder vessels at the cost of 525 units each, resulting in a subtotal of 630,000. The total transportation costs are 24,100,000 units.