Optimization of container process at seaport terminals
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Scheduling, Sea transport, Logistics, Heuristics|
|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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