Container Terminal Berth and Yard Collaborative Allocation for Import and Export Synchronous Operations by Computational Logistics
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Container terminal operators have practical and clear requirements on improving operational efficiency and service level to address running challenges. The resource allocation and collaborative scheduling of quayside berth and storage yard are vital issues in the optimization of container terminal handling systems (CTHSs). The allocation of berth in quayside and blocks on storage yard directly affects the running efficiency of CTHS. Consequently, we focus on the berth and yard collaborative
... cation for import and export synchronous operations (BYCA-IESOs) and propose the BYCA-IESO research model based on synchronous or asynchronous integrated scheduling strategy by computational logistics. The BYCA-IESO model is a mixed integer quadratic programming model to minimize multiple time consumption of calling liners and the total horizontal transferring distances of yard trailers at container terminals. Furthermore, we design other two allocation policies for comparison on the BYCA-IESO, which are both multistage scheduling strategy profiles. CPLEX 20.1.0 is applied to implement and solve the model and tactics of BYCA-IESO. Accordingly, the feasibility, validity, and relative merits of the models and strategies are obtained and verified by analyzing and comparing multiple numerical experimental results.