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|Title:||Load scheduling of multiple yard crane systems in container terminal with buffer areas|
Multiple yard crane system
|Citation:||Cao, Z.,Lee, D.-H.,Meng, Q. (2006). Load scheduling of multiple yard crane systems in container terminal with buffer areas. 36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006 : 1486-1498. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||This paper addresses the load scheduling problem of multiple yard crane systems in container terminals with buffer areas. In the problem, several yard cranes are used to pick up a sequence of containers for a quay crane. The containers picked up ahead of the schedule can be stored at buffer areas until they can be handled by the quay crane. An integer programming model is developed for the problem formulation. In the model, the work schedules of different yard cranes are decided simultaneously to minimize the loading time. It is noted that the yard crane scheduling problem is NPcomplete by nature. Therefore a scheduling heuristic is designed to solve the proposed problem. Numerical examples are conducted to compare the performances of the multiple yard crane systems in container terminals with and without buffer areas.|
|Source Title:||36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, ICC and IE 2006|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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