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Novel constraints satisfaction models for optimization problems in container terminals

Authors
Journal
Applied Mathematical Modelling
0307-904X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
37
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2012.07.042
Keywords
  • Container Terminals
  • Scheduling
  • Constraint Satisfaction Problem
  • Mathematical Formulation
  • Optimization
  • Simulation

Abstract

Abstract The growth of containerization and transporting goods in containers has created many problems for ports. In this paper, we systematically survey a literature over problems in container terminals. The operations that take place in container terminals are described and then the problems are classified into five scheduling decisions. For each of the decisions, an overview of the literature is presented. After that, each of the decisions is formulated as Constraint Satisfaction and Optimization Problems (CSOPs). The literature also includes simulations and performance in container terminals. To evaluate any solution methods to the decisions and to measure its efficiency, several indicators are suggested.

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