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Berth scheduling by customer service differentiation: A multi-objective approach

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  • Golias, Mihalis M.
  • Boile, Maria
  • Theofanis, Sotirios
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    Abstract

    In this paper the discrete and dynamic berth allocation problem is formulated as a multi-objective combinatorial optimization problem where vessel service is differentiated upon based on priority agreements. A genetic algorithms based heuristic is developed to solve the resulting problem. A number of numerical experiments showed that the heuristic performed well in solving large, real life instances. The heuristic provided a complete set of solutions that enable terminal operators to evaluate various berth scheduling policies and select the schedule that improves operations and customer satisfaction. The proposed algorithm outperformed a state of the art metaheuristic and provided improved results when compared to the weighted approach.

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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): 6 (November)
    Pages: 878-892

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:45:y:2009:i:6:p:878-892

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    Keywords: Berth scheduling policies Berth allocation problem Multi-objective optimization Genetic algorithms;

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    Cited by:
    1. Wang, Shuaian & Meng, Qiang & Liu, Zhiyuan, 2013. "A note on “Berth allocation considering fuel consumption and vessel emissions”," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 48-54.
    2. Imai, Akio & Nishimura, Etsuko & Papadimitriou, Stratos, 2013. "Marine container terminal configurations for efficient handling of mega-containerships," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 49(1), pages 141-158.
    3. Wang, Shuaian & Meng, Qiang, 2012. "Liner ship fleet deployment with container transshipment operations," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 470-484.

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