Integration and Optimization of Quay Cranes and Trucks at Container Terminals

With the rapid growth of world trade, new requirements for throughput efficiency of modern container ports are put forward. The potential internal innovation is urgently needed to break through the bottleneck of the traditional logistics system and improve the comprehensive efficiency of container ports. The existing optimization method on the transport of the container terminal is limited. In this paper, the quantitative integrated optimization of the quay cranes and the trucks is made and the research scope is expanded in order to improve the efficiency of the research results. Considering the utilization of facilities, a model is built based on the queuing network theory and a mathematical algorithm is used to solve the model. Experiments are performed to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of this study. Through a series of numerical examples, the results show that the genetic algorithm obtains the optimal resource ratio. The method proposed in this study can provide support for the decision-making on container terminals.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 3151-3157
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01531396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2014 3:22PM