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A heuristic algorithm for yard truck scheduling and storage allocation problems


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  • Lee, Der-Horng
  • Cao, Jin Xin
  • Shi, Qixin
  • Chen, Jiang Hang
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    The yard truck scheduling and the storage allocation are two important decision problems affecting the efficiency of container terminal operations. This paper proposes a novel approach that integrates these two problems into a whole. The objective is to minimize the weighted sum of total delay of requests and the total travel time of yard trucks. Due to the intractability of the proposed problem, a hybrid insertion algorithm is designed for effective problem solutions. Computational experiments are conducted to examine the key factors of the problem and the performance of the proposed heuristic algorithm.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

    Volume (Year): 45 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 5 (September)
    Pages: 810-820

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:45:y:2009:i:5:p:810-820

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    Keywords: Container terminal operations Yard truck scheduling Storage allocation Heuristic algorithm;


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    Cited by:
    1. Carlo, Héctor J. & Vis, Iris F.A. & Roodbergen, Kees Jan, 2014. "Transport operations in container terminals: Literature overview, trends, research directions and classification scheme," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 236(1), pages 1-13.
    2. Carlo, Héctor J. & Vis, Iris F.A. & Roodbergen, Kees Jan, 2014. "Storage yard operations in container terminals: Literature overview, trends, and research directions," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 235(2), pages 412-430.
    3. Wu, Yue & Luo, Jiabin & Zhang, Dali & Dong, Ming, 2013. "An integrated programming model for storage management and vehicle scheduling at container terminals," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 13-27.


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