Mathematical modelling of container transfers and storage locations at seaport terminals

Kozan, Erhan & Preston, Peter (2006) Mathematical modelling of container transfers and storage locations at seaport terminals. OR Spectrum: Quantitative Approaches in Management, 28(4), pp. 519-537.

View at publisher

Abstract

This paper models the seaport system with the objective of determining the optimal storage strategy and container-handling schedule. It presents an iterative search algorithm that integrates a container-transfer model with a container-location model in a cyclic fashion to determine both optimal locations and corresponding handling schedule. A genetic algorithm (GA), a tabu search (TS) and a tabu search/genetic algorithm hybrid are used to solve the problem. The implementation of these models and algorithms are capable of handling the very large problems that arise in container terminal operations. Different resource levels are analysed and a comparison with current practise at an Australian port is done.

Impact and interest:

41 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
37 citations in Web of Science®

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

241 since deposited on 30 Oct 2007
18 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 10477
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Scheduling, Heuristics, Containers, Seaports, Genetic algorithms, Tabu search
DOI: 10.1007/s00291-006-0048-1
ISSN: 1436-6304
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
http://www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 30 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 03:49

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page