Maxim Dulebenets, Ph.D., P.E. | Assistant Professor | Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering | FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Increasing size of vessels and formation of alliances are the common strategies, which have been widely used by liner shipping companies over the last years, aiming to serve the growing demand for the international seaborne trade efficiently. However, without a proper design of vessel schedules liner shipping companies may incur substantial monetary losses. This study proposes a novel collaborative agreement, according to which multiple vessel arrival time windows, start and end times for each time window, and multiple handling rates during each time window are offered by the marine container terminal operator to the liner shipping company at each port of the given liner shipping route. Dr. Dulebenets holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Railway Construction from the Moscow State University of Railroad Engineering (Moscow, Russia), and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Memphis (Memphis, TN, USA) in Civil Engineering with concentration in Transportation. His research interests include, but are not limited to: operations research, optimization, simulation modeling, NP-hard problems, mathematical programming, metaheuristics, hybrid algorithms, evolutionary computation, transportation engineering, freight transportation, intermodal freight facilities, railroads, liner shipping scheduling, and GPS data processing. Dr. Dulebenets has been involved in a variety of research projects (with the overall value $3.5+ million), sponsored by United States Department of Transportation, National Science Foundation, Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population, Florida Department of Transportation, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, Federal Highway Administration, Canadian National Railway, Federal Express, Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, North Caucasus Railroad Authority, and Moscow Railroad Authority. He serves as a referee for 28 international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operational Research, and Transport Policy. Dr. Dulebenets is actively involved in activities of more than 10 Standing Committees and Subcommittees of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Dulebenets is a licensed Professional Engineer registered in the State of Michigan (License № 6201063266).