Modelling of dual-cycle strategy for container storage and vehicle scheduling problems at automated container terminals

Jiabin Luo, Yue Wu

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Abstract

This study proposes a new approach to determine the dispatching rules of AGVs and container storage locations, considering both unloading and loading processes simultaneously. We formulate this problem as a mixed integer programming model, aiming to minimise the ship's berth time. Optimal solutions can be obtained in small sizes, however, large-sized problems are hard to solve optimally in a reasonable time. Therefore, a heuristic method, i.e. genetic algorithm is designed to solve the problem in large sizes. A series of numerical experiments are carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of the integration approach and algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-64
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume79
Early online date21 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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