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Models for the discrete berth allocation problem: A computational comparison

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  • Buhrkal, Katja
  • Zuglian, Sara
  • Ropke, Stefan
  • Larsen, Jesper
  • Lusby, Richard

Abstract

In this paper we consider the problem of allocating arriving ships to discrete berth locations at container terminals. This problem is recognized as one of the most important processes for any container terminal. We review and describe three main models of the discrete dynamic berth allocation problem, improve the performance of one model, and, through extensive numerical tests, compare all models from a computational perspective. The results indicate that a generalized set-partitioning model outperforms all other existing models.

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  • Buhrkal, Katja & Zuglian, Sara & Ropke, Stefan & Larsen, Jesper & Lusby, Richard, 2011. "Models for the discrete berth allocation problem: A computational comparison," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 47(4), pages 461-473, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:47:y:2011:i:4:p:461-473
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    6. Robenek, Tomáš & Umang, Nitish & Bierlaire, Michel & Ropke, Stefan, 2014. "A branch-and-price algorithm to solve the integrated berth allocation and yard assignment problem in bulk ports," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 235(2), pages 399-411.
    7. Xu, Dongsheng & Li, Chung-Lun & Leung, Joseph Y.-T., 2012. "Berth allocation with time-dependent physical limitations on vessels," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 216(1), pages 47-56.
    8. Nitish Umang & Michel Bierlaire & Alan L. Erera, 2017. "Real-time management of berth allocation with stochastic arrival and handling times," Journal of Scheduling, Springer, vol. 20(1), pages 67-83, February.
    9. 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.
    10. Iris, Çağatay & Pacino, Dario & Ropke, Stefan & Larsen, Allan, 2015. "Integrated Berth Allocation and Quay Crane Assignment Problem: Set partitioning models and computational results," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 81(C), pages 75-97.
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