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dc.contributor.authorRoyset, Johannes O.
dc.contributor.authorDell, Robert F.
dc.contributor.authorZyngiridis, Ioannis
dc.dateMay 2009
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-01T20:50:26Z
dc.date.available2016-06-01T20:50:26Z
dc.date.issued2009-05
dc.identifier.citationJOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGEMENT OPTIMIZATION Volume 5, Number 2, May 2009 pp. 285-302en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48823
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.3934/jimo.2009.5.285en_US
dc.description.abstractProductivity of a sea port depends, in part, on stacking cranes working in blocks of its storage yard. Each container leaving a block must be moved by a storage-yard crane to a buffer zone during a specific time window so it can reach its destination on time. Containers entering a block for storage must be moved out of the buffer zone sufficiently soon to avoid overflow. In this paper, we formulate integer linear programs to prescribe movements to transport and stack containers in storage yards using one and two equally-sized Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) working with straddle carriers. Using real world data, we construct test problems varying both the number of container bays and fullness of the block. We find that one ASC working alone requires up to 70% more time than two ASCs working together to accomplish the same container movements. Optimal solutions of the integer linear programs are typically obtained in only a few seconds.en_US
dc.format.extent18 p.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleOptimizing Container Movements Using One and Two Automated Stacking Cranesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)en_US
dc.subject.authormaritime container terminalen_US
dc.subject.authorstorage yard operationsen_US
dc.subject.authorautomated stacking crane schedulingen_US
dc.subject.authorinteger linear programmingen_US


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