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A Service-Oriented Model for the Yard Management Problem in Container Terminals

  • Jian Gang Jin
  • Jin Xin Cao
  • Jiang Hang Chen
  • Der-Horng Lee
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6971)

Abstract

This study proposes a novel service-oriented model for the yard management problem in container terminals. Two decisions of the yard management problem are integrated instead of being solved hierarchically: storage allocation for containers that arrive in near future and yard crane (YC) deployment for assigning yard cranes over the entire storage yard. A concept of YC assignment profile is proposed in order to take into account the requirement of YC work patterns. The problem is formulated as a mixed integer linear program with the objective of minimizing total delayed workload and YC movement penalty as well as the total container moving distance. A rolling horizon approach (RHA) is developed to obtain good solutions in an efficient manner.

Keywords

Planning Horizon Working Shift Management Problem Mixed Integer Linear Program Container Terminal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Gang Jin
    • 1
  • Jin Xin Cao
    • 2
  • Jiang Hang Chen
    • 1
  • Der-Horng Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Transportation EngineeringInner Mongolia UniversityHohhotChina

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