Quay crane scheduling problem with considering tidal impact and fuel consumption

Shucheng Yu, Shuaian Wang, Lu Zhen

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This study investigates a quay crane scheduling problem with considering the impact of tides in a port and fuel consumption of ships. A mixed-integer nonlinear programming model is proposed. Some nonlinear parts in the model are linearized by approximation approaches. For solving the proposed model in large-scale problem instances, both a local branching based solution method and a particle swarm optimization based solution method are developed. Numerical experiments with some real-world like cases are conducted to validate the effectiveness of the proposed model and the efficiency of the proposed solution methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-368
Number of pages24
JournalFlexible Services and Manufacturing Journal
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Container terminals
  • Fuel consumption
  • Port operations
  • Quay cranes
  • Tide impacts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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