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Optimizing the block size in container yards

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  • Lee, Byung Kwon
  • Kim, Kap Hwan

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A block is the basic unit of storage space in container terminals. This study proposes two methods for optimizing the block size, by considering the throughput requirements of yard cranes (YCs) and the block storage requirements. To estimate the YC performance, cycle-time models of various handling operations of YCs are analytically derived. Two types of container yards are examined: those with blocks that are laid out parallel to the quay and those laid out vertical to the quay.

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  • Lee, Byung Kwon & Kim, Kap Hwan, 2010. "Optimizing the block size in container yards," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 120-135, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:46:y:2010:i:1:p:120-135
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    1. Nourinejad, Mehdi & Roorda, Matthew J., 2014. "A dynamic carsharing decision support system," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 66(C), pages 36-50.
    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. Martin Alcalde, Enrique & Kim, Kap Hwan & Marchán, Sergi Saurí, 2015. "Optimal space for storage yard considering yard inventory forecasts and terminal performance," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 82(C), pages 101-128.
    4. Zhang, Xiaoju & Zeng, Qingcheng & Yang, Zhongzhen, 2016. "Modeling the mixed storage strategy for quay crane double cycling in container terminals," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 94(C), pages 171-187.
    5. Lee, Byung Kwon & Kim, Kap Hwan, 2010. "Comparison and evaluation of various cycle-time models for yard cranes in container terminals," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 126(2), pages 350-360, August.
    6. Baroud, Hiba & Barker, Kash & Ramirez-Marquez, Jose E. & Rocco S., Claudio M., 2014. "Importance measures for inland waterway network resilience," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 55-67.
    7. Saurí, S. & Martín, E., 2011. "Space allocating strategies for improving import yard performance at marine terminals," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 47(6), pages 1038-1057.
    8. Jang, Dong-Won & Kim, Se Won & Kim, Kap Hwan, 2013. "The optimization of mixed block stacking requiring relocations," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 143(2), pages 256-262.

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