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Title: An integrated model for berth template and yard template planning in transshipment hubs
Authors: Zhen, L.
Chew, E.P. 
Lee, L.H. 
Keywords: Berth allocation
Port operation
Quay crane assignment
Transshipment hubs
Yard template
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Citation: Zhen, L., Chew, E.P., Lee, L.H. (2011-11). An integrated model for berth template and yard template planning in transshipment hubs. Transportation Science 45 (4) : 483-504. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper studies two tactical level decision problems arising in transshipment hubs: berth template planning that is concerned with allocating berths and quay cranes to arriving vessels, and yard template planning that is concerned with assigning yard storage locations to vessels. These two tactical level decisions interact with each other. A mixed-integer programming model is proposed to integrate the berth template and the yard template planning with the aim to minimize the service cost that is incurred by the deviation from vessels' expected turnaround time intervals, and the operation cost that is related to the route length of transshipment container flows in yard. Moreover, a heuristic algorithm is developed for solving the problem in large-scale realistic environments. Numerical experiments are conducted to prove the necessity of the proposed model and also validate the efficiency of the proposed heuristic algorithm. For a set of real-world like instances, the heuristic algorithm can obtain good berth and yard templates within a reasonable time. © 2011 INFORMS.
Source Title: Transportation Science
ISSN: 00411655
DOI: 10.1287/trsc.1100.0364
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