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Title: Space-sharing Strategies for Storage Yard Management in a Transshipment Hub Port
Authors: JIANG XINJIA
Keywords: Port operation, Consignment strategy, Partial space-sharing strategy, Flexible space-sharing strategy, Short-term space allocation, Traffic control
Issue Date: 27-Sep-2012
Citation: JIANG XINJIA (2012-09-27). Space-sharing Strategies for Storage Yard Management in a Transshipment Hub Port. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this thesis, a storage yard management problem is studied for a transshipment hub port with limited space and high throughput level. Generally, the consignment strategy is used in the yard for a transshipment port, where containers to the same destination vessel are stored together. This is to facilitate faster loading process as it reduces reshuffles as well as long distance movements of yard cranes. However, the consignment strategy is known to be inefficient in space utilization since each storage location must be dedicated to a particular vessel. To improve the space utilization while retaining the advantage of consignment, new storage strategies are proposed, namely the ?partial space-sharing strategy? and the ?flexible space-sharing strategy?. MIP models and solution approaches are formulated for each strategy in long-term planning. Some short-term space allocation methods have also been developed. Numerical experiments show that the space-sharing strategies can effectively improve the land intensification.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/37579
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