An Optimization Model and Heuristic Algorithm for the Ro-Ro Ship Loading

The ro-ro ship loading optimization problem is discussed, in which some realistic restrictions such as vessel stability, loading efficiency and profit of voyage are considered. A 0–1 mixed integer programming model is proposed and a two-phase heuristics algorithm is developed on the basis of a greedy algorithm. Through an empirical research plus large-scale simulation experiments, the validity and practicability of the modeling and optimized algorithm are verified by means of comparisons with the exact solutions of small-sized problems and the loading plans from practical dispatching rules.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2827-2835
  • Monograph Title: ICLEM 2010: Logistics For Sustained Economic Development: Infrastructure, Information, Integration

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  • Accession Number: 01525591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784411391
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 1:52PM