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The integrated yard truck and yard crane scheduling problem: Benders' decomposition-based methods


  • Cao, Jin Xin
  • Lee, Der-Horng
  • Chen, Jiang Hang
  • Shi, Qixin


This paper proposes a novel integrated model for yard truck and yard crane scheduling problems for loading operations in container terminal. The problem is formulated as a mixed-integer programming model. Due to the computational intractability, two efficient solution methods, based on Benders' decomposition, are developed for problem solution; namely, the general Benders' cut-based method and the combinatorial Benders' cut-based method. Computational experiments are conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed solution methods.

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  • Cao, Jin Xin & Lee, Der-Horng & Chen, Jiang Hang & Shi, Qixin, 2010. "The integrated yard truck and yard crane scheduling problem: Benders' decomposition-based methods," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 344-353, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:46:y:2010:i:3:p:344-353

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    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. Chen, Lu & Langevin, André & Lu, Zhiqiang, 2013. "Integrated scheduling of crane handling and truck transportation in a maritime container terminal," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 225(1), pages 142-152.
    3. Li, Wenkai & Goh, Mark & Wu, Yong & Petering, M.E.H. & de Souza, R. & Wu, Y.C., 2012. "A continuous time model for multiple yard crane scheduling with last minute job arrivals," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 136(2), pages 332-343.
    4. Boysen, Nils & Briskorn, Dirk & Meisel, Frank, 2017. "A generalized classification scheme for crane scheduling with interference," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 258(1), pages 343-357.
    5. 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.
    6. Liu, Ming & Lee, Chung-Yee & Zhang, Zizhen & Chu, Chengbin, 2016. "Bi-objective optimization for the container terminal integrated planning," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 93(PB), pages 720-749.


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