Scheduling Shore Power Usage at Port

Yu Guo, Yiwei Wu, Wei Wang, Shuaian Wang

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In shipping industry, ships typically use their auxiliary engines to generate electrical power for lighting, ventilation and other on-board equipment and as a result emit harmful gases and particles at berth. Using shore power to power ships is a way to reduce the emissions and realize the objective of green port when ships dock at ports. But how to allocate ships to shore power is unresolved. Therefore, this paper aims to determine the allocation of shore power to maximize shore power usage and thus reduce air emissions when ship berth at the ports. An integer programming model for shore power allocation problem is proposed and it is validated by numerical experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Transportation Systems 2021 - Proceedings of 4th KES-STS International Symposium
EditorsXiaobo Qu, Lu Zhen, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811623233
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Event4th International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems, KES-STS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 14 Jun 202116 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


Conference4th International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems, KES-STS 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Air emissions
  • At berth
  • Green port
  • Shipping industry
  • Shore power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Decision Sciences
  • General Computer Science


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