Minimizing port staying time for container terminal with position based handling time

H. L. Ma, Tung Sun Chan, Sai Ho Chung, B. Niu

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Abstract

Nowadays, maritime transport operations have become even busier. Due to the limited physical facilities, some vessels will be transferred to other terminals for services. Transferring vessels may reduce the waiting time, however, this induces extra transshipment cost, bad reputation, and potential customer loss. To consider such practical issues, a bi-objective Berth Allocation Problem (BAP) model is proposed. Moreover, vessel priority is another practical concern. In literature, they are divided into two streams, i) customer importance; and ii) handling volume. They give vessel priority by considering only one single factor, but both factors are important. The objective of this paper is to propose a Genetic Algorithm (GA) to minimize port staying time and transfer rate with the consideration of vessel priority. The results show that the proposed approach is able to obtain solutions with good performance in all the factors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1339-1343
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479909865
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2013 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 10 Dec 201313 Dec 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2013
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period10/12/1313/12/13

Keywords

  • Berth Allocation Problem
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • vessel priority

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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