WIT Press


Container Stowing Plans In A Maritime Terminal

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/PORTS000111

Volume

51

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

1,027 kb

Author(s)

D. Ambrosino & A. Sciomachen

Abstract

In this paper we face the problem of determining good stowage plans for an Italian maritime terminal. In particular we introduce a 0/1 model for the Master Bay Plan (MBP) problem, that is the problem of stowing containers of different types into available cells of a containership with respect to a set of structural and operational constraints for maximising the global productivity of the terminal. We present some pre-processing rules derived from the operative scenario that enable us to take into a proper account the containers handling operations for a further optimisation of the stowage time. Such rules are also aimed at relaxing some constraints of this NP-hard problem thus making solvable the model itself within a small computational time. A validation of the proposed approach is given together with the analysis of the results related to real in

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