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Container storage and transshipment marine terminals
Nishimura, E.; Imai, A.; Janssens, G.K.; Papadimitriou, S. (2009). Container storage and transshipment marine terminals. Transp. Res., Part E Logist. Trans. Rev. 45(5): 771-786. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.tre.2009.03.003
In: Transportation Research. Part E, Logistics and Transportation Review. Pergamon: Exeter. ISSN 1366-5545, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Transshipment containers; Container storage; Mega-containerships; Mathematical programming

Authors  Top 
  • Nishimura, E.
  • Imai, A.
  • Janssens, G.K.
  • Papadimitriou, S.

Abstract
    This study addresses the storage arrangement of transshipment containers on a container yard, in order to carry out efficiently the ship handling operations at a terminal where mega-containerships call. An optimization model is specified to investigate the flow of containers from the mega-containership to feeder ships using intermediate storage at the yard. A heuristic based on the lagrangian relaxation is formulated. The quality of the heuristic approach is tested in a number of experiments. In the experiments, various situations are analyzed with respect to mega-containership arrival rates, some strategies for stack arrangements and terminal layouts.

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