Cranes scheduling in frame bridges based automated container terminals

This paper investigates crane scheduling problems for a new type of automated container terminal system, which is based on multi-storey frame bridges. For the new design concept, this paper studies how to schedule two types of cranes, i.e., quay cranes and bridge cranes that transfer containers between different storeys. The schedules of these two types of cranes impact the operation efficiency of the terminal system. Mathematical models are proposed for the two scheduling problems. Meta-heuristics are developed to solve them. Numerical experiments are conducted to validate the effectiveness of the proposed models and the efficiency of the proposed solution method.


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  • Accession Number: 01687659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2018 3:02PM