A dynamic truck dispatching problem in marine container terminal

Jianjun Chen, Ruibin Bai, Haibo Dong, Rong Qu, Graham Kendall

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Abstract

In this paper, a dynamic truck dispatching problem of a marine container terminal is described and discussed. In this problem, a few containers, encoded as work instructions, need to be transferred between yard blocks and vessels by a fleet of trucks. Both the yard blocks and the quay are equipped with cranes to support loading/unloading operations. In order to service more vessels, any unnecessary idle time between quay crane (QC) operations need to be minimised to speed up the container transfer process. Due to the unpredictable port situations that can affect routing plans and the short calculation time allowed to generate one, static solution methods are not suitable for this problem. In this paper, we introduce a new mathematical model that minimises both the QC makespan and the truck travelling time. Three dynamic heuristics are proposed and a genetic algorithm hyperheuristic (GAHH) under development is also described. Experiment results show promising capabilities the GAHH may offer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509042401
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2017
Event2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 6 Dec 20169 Dec 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2016
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period6/12/169/12/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence

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