Evaluation of operational plans in container terminal yards using Discrete-Event Simulation
As the world container volumes are soaring, container terminals form a very important chain in the global transportation network. It is a generally accepted view that the modelling of the dynamic and stochastic nature of the container terminal systems using analytical or closed form models is a complicated process and the use of such models is very limited. Hence, this paper presents a simulation model for complete terminal operations which is developed and implemented with the view to validate/evaluate the operational results obtained from a new optimization model of the combined container assignment and yard crane deployment problem. The various aspects of the container terminal operations are modelled using discrete-event simulation. Computational results from the simulation model are reported for a UK container terminal using operational data.
sea transport, optimization, simulation, decision support systems
Computer Sciences | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering | Transportation
Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics
MA, Nang Laik and Hadjiconstantinou, Eleni.
Evaluation of operational plans in container terminal yards using Discrete-Event Simulation. (2008). OR Insight. 21, (4), 10-18. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/759