A Survey on the Ship Loading Problem

Cagatay Iris, Dario Pacino

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    Recent statistics show that large container terminals can process more than 30 million containers a year, and are constantly in search for the better ways to optimize processing time, deliver high quality and profitable services. Some of the terminal decisions are, however, dependent on externalities. One of those is the ship loading process. Based on the stowage plan received by liner shippers, terminal operators plan the execution of load and discharge operations. In this paper we present a literature review for the Ship Loading Problem, where stowage and loading sequencing and scheduling are integrated to improve the efficiency of the ship handling operations. We present a survey of the state-of-the-art methods and of the available benchmarking data.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Logistics. Proceedings of 6th International Conference, ICCL 2015
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-24263-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event6th International Conference on Computational Logistics: “Coordination for Real-Time Logistics” - Delft University of Technology , Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 23 Sep 201525 Sep 2015


    Conference6th International Conference on Computational Logistics
    LocationDelft University of Technology
    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science

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