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Optimization of container process at seaport terminals

Wong, Andy & Kozan, Erhan (2010) Optimization of container process at seaport terminals. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61(4), pp. 658-665.

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Abstract

Seaport container terminals are an important part of the logistics systems in international trades. This paper investigates the relationship between quay cranes, yard machines and container storage locations in a multi-berth and multi-ship environment. The aims are to develop a model for improving the operation efficiency of the seaports and to develop an analytical tool for yard operation planning. Due to the fact that the container transfer times are sequence-dependent and with the large number of variables involve, the proposed model cannot be solved in a reasonable time interval for realistically sized problems. For this reason, List Scheduling and Tabu Search algorithms have been developed to solve this formidable and NP-hard scheduling problem. Numerical implementations have been analysed and promising results have been achieved.

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ID Code: 41788
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Scheduling, Sea transport, Logistics, Heuristics
DOI: 10.1057/jors.2009.18
ISSN: 0160-5682
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MARITIME ENGINEERING (091100) > Maritime Engineering not elsewhere classified (091199)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Palgrave Macmillan Journals
Copyright Statement: “This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of the Operational Research Society. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: "Wong, Andy & Kozan, Erhan (2010) Optimization of container process at seaport terminals. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61(4), pp. 658-665." is available online at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jors/journal/v61/n4/abs/jors200918a.html
Deposited On: 25 May 2011 07:26
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:12

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