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A reactive tabu search algorithm for the multi-depot container truck transportation problem

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  • Zhang, Ruiyou
  • Yun, Won Young
  • Moon, Ilkyeong

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A container truck transportation problem that involves multiple depots with time windows at both origins and destinations, including the reposition of empty containers, is formulated as a multi-traveling salesman problem with time windows (m-TSPTW) with multiple depots. Since the problem is NP-hard, a cluster method and a reactive tabu search (RTS) algorithm are developed to solve the problem. The two methods are compared with the mixed integer program which can be used to find optimum solutions for small size problems. The computational results show that the developed methods, particularly the RTS algorithm, can be efficiently used to solve the problem.

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  • Zhang, Ruiyou & Yun, Won Young & Moon, Ilkyeong, 2009. "A reactive tabu search algorithm for the multi-depot container truck transportation problem," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 45(6), pages 904-914, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:45:y:2009:i:6:p:904-914
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