We consider the problem of optimizing the time for loading and unloading containers to and from a ship at a container terminal, where containers are required to be transported by trucks between the ship and their designated locations in the container yard. An optimal algorithm and some efficient heuristics are developed to solve the problem with a single quay crane. The effectiveness of the heuristics is studied both analytically and computationally.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Management Science and Operations Research