Integrated scheduling of handling operations in railway container terminals

The railway handling area of the railway container terminal is the main place for container sea–rail transportation. To enhance the efficiency of the handling systems and improve the coordination of different types of equipment in railway handling area, an integrated scheduling model is developed, which integrates the scheduling of rail-mounted gantry cranes (GCs), inner trucks (ITs), and yard cranes (YCs). This model considers not only train loading and unloading simultaneously, but GC interference and safety margin, GC and YC travel time as well as buffer area. A multi-layer genetic algorithm (MLGA) is proposed to solve the problem. Eventually, comparison experiments are conducted, including the experiments on handling process between non-optimization and optimization, MLGA with and without the balanced operator and the performance of different numbers of ITs. These experiments validate that the model and algorithm is feasible and efficient in both equipment scheduling and allocation problem.


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  • Accession Number: 01710777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 25 2019 3:00PM