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Title: Optimizing yard crane operations in port container terminals
Authors: CAO ZHI
Keywords: Transportation, Logistics, Yard crane, Quay crane, Container terminal, Heuristic algorithm
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2007
Citation: CAO ZHI (2007-01-01). Optimizing yard crane operations in port container terminals. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis focuses on one of the critical aspects of the container terminal operations, the scheduling problem of yard cranes. A simplified multiple yard crane scheduling problem, two yard crane scheduling problem, is first studied as a preliminary work. Based on that, the typical multiple yard crane scheduling problem is then intensively studied. Subsequently, the results is extended to two problems derived from the standard multiple yard crane scheduling problem, the scheduling of multiple yard cranes in terminals with buffer areas and the deployment of double rail mounted gantry cranes in yard truck based terminals. In the end a study on the simultaneous scheduling problem of quay crane and yard crane is presented. All these problems are successively formulated by mathematical models. Several solution techniques are developed for the problem solution.
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