Optimizing yard operations in port container terminals

Louise Sibbesen Kallehauge

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    This paper deals with the problem of positioning containers in a yard block of a port container terminal. The objective of the container positioning problem (CPP) is to minimise the total handling time in the block, i.e. the time required for storage and reshuffling of containers. One of the constraint types, concerning the last-in first-out (LIFO) principle, implies major modelling challenges. A mixed-integer linear programming model for the general CPP is formulated, implemented in the modelling tool Mosel, and validated by the solution of a test case using the Xpress-MP solver.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvanced OR and AI methods in transportation
    EditorsAndrzej Jazkiewicz, Mariusz Kaczmarek, Marek Kubiak, Jacek Zak
    Number of pages795
    Place of PublicationPoznan, Poland
    PublisherPoznan University of Technology
    Publication date2005
    ISBN (Print)83-7143-239-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event10th EURO Working Group on Transportation (EWGT) & 16th Mini-EURO Conference - Poznan, Poland
    Duration: 13 Sep 200516 Sep 2005
    Conference number: 10


    Conference10th EURO Working Group on Transportation (EWGT) & 16th Mini-EURO Conference


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