Title

Comparative evaluation of resource cycle strategies on operating and environmental impact in container terminals

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2015

Abstract

This paper examines the use of single and dual cycle operations for three types of resources, namely, quay cranes, vehicles, and yard cranes to improve the operating efficiency and reduce the energy consumption in a container terminal. Various cycle strategies are proposed and their corresponding estimation models, describing the stowage distributions of outbound and inbound containers on a ship and the storage sharing level of blocks in the yard, are formulated to estimate the total number of cycles for the resources. Statistical analyses are conducted to evaluate and compare the effect of different cycle strategies on the cycle reductions. From the experiment results, it was found that collaboration between resources with the single cycle operation always outperforms that under the dual cycle operation without collaboration.

Keywords

cycle strategies, dual cycles, cycle reduction, operating efficiency, energyconsumptions, container terminals

Discipline

Business | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Transportation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Volume

41

First Page

118

Last Page

135

ISSN

1361-9209

Identifier

10.1016/j.trd.2015.09.014

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2015.09.014