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Main Title: Optimizing the Landside Operation of a Container Terminal
Author(s): Froyland, Gary
Koch, Thorsten
Megow, Nicole
Duane, Emily
Wren, Howard
Type: Research Paper
URI: https://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/15581
http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-14354
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Abstract: This paper concerns the problem of operating a landside container exchange area that is serviced by multiple semi-automated rail mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) that are moving on a single bi-directional traveling lane. Such a facility is built by Patrick Corporation at the Port Botany terminal in Sydney. The gantry cranes are a scarce resource and handle the bulk of container movements. Thus, they require a sophisticated analysis to achieve near optimal utilization. We present a three stage algorithm to manage the container exchange facility, including the scheduling of cranes, the control of associated short-term container stacking, and the allocation of delivery locations for trucks and other container transporters. The key components of our approach are a time scale decomposition, whereby an integer program controls decisions across a long time horizon to produce a balanced plan that is fed to a series of short time scale online subproblems, and a highly efficient space-time divisioning of short term storage areas.
Subject(s): container terminal
yard crane scheduling
storage space allocation
integer programming
Issue Date: 2006
Date Available: 17-Dec-2021
Language Code: en
DDC Class: 510 Mathematik
MSC 2000: 90C90 Applications of mathematical programming
90B06 Transportation, logistics
90C06 Large-scale problems
90C10 Integer programming
Series: Preprint-Reihe des Instituts für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin
Series Number: 2006, 30
ISSN: 2197-8085
TU Affiliation(s): Fak. 2 Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften » Inst. Mathematik
Appears in Collections:Technische Universität Berlin » Publications

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