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.

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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.

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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
Deposited On: 30 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 03:49

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