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A hybrid dynamic berth allocation planning problem with fuel costs considerations for container terminal port using chemical reaction optimization approach

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Arijit DeORCiD



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This paper investigates the dynamic ship berth allocation problem for a container handling port, focusing on vessel waiting time at the anchorage due to the unavailability of the berth and quay cranes. A mixed integer linear programming model considering the fuel cost associated with waiting time and operational time of the docked vessel is developed. The hiring of the quay cranes to load/unload the containers from the ship and arrangement of the vessels in different berths is taken into account. Fuel consumed by the vessels while performing their respective port operations is incorporated in the model for addressing the sustainability aspects in berth allocation problem. A chemical reaction optimization algorithm is proposed to solve the problem in a large-scale realistic environment and compared with the results with block-based genetic algorithm, genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization. The computational experiment illustrates and validates the proposed model on a real case scenario of the port located in India. The case shows that the developed model achieves better utilization of port resources and available berths.

Publication metadata

Author(s): De A, Pratap S, Kumar A, Tiwari MK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annals of Operations Research

Year: 2020

Volume: 290

Pages: 783-811

Print publication date: 01/07/2020

Online publication date: 01/10/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Date deposited: 23/10/2018

ISSN (print): 0254-5330

ISSN (electronic): 1572-9338

Publisher: Springer US


DOI: 10.1007/s10479-018-3070-1


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