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Berth and quay-crane allocation problem considering fuel consumption and emissions from vessels
Hu, Q-M and Hu, Z-H and Du, Y, Berth and quay-crane allocation problem considering fuel consumption and emissions from vessels, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 70 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0360-8352 (2014) [Refereed Article]
Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Resolving the berth and quay-crane allocation problem improves the efficiency of seaside operations by optimally allocating berthing spaces and quay cranes to vessels, typically by considering a vesselís sailing speed and arrival time at a port as constant parameters, while ignoring the impact of arrival times on fuel consumption and emissions when sailing. This work applied a novel nonlinear multi-objective mixed-integer programming model that considered a vesselís fuel consumption and emissions, and then transformed this model into a second-order mixed-integer cone programming model to solve the problemís computational intractability. Furthermore, the impact of number of allocated quay cranes on port operational cost, and a vesselís fuel consumption and emissions was analyzed. Additionally, a vesselís emissions while moored are also calculated based on wait time. Experimental results demonstrate that the new berth and quay-crane allocation strategy with a vesselís arrival time as a decision variable can significantly improve vesselsí fuel consumption and emissions, the air quality around ports and utilization of berths and quay cranes without reducing service quality.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||berth and quay crane allocation problem, fuel consumption, emission, second-order cone programming, nonlinear optimization|
|Research Division:||Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services|
|Research Group:||Transportation, logistics and supply chains|
|Research Field:||Maritime transportation and freight services|
|Objective Group:||Water transport|
|Objective Field:||Port infrastructure and management|
|UTAS Author:||Du, Y (Dr Bill Du)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||63|
|Deposited By:||Maritime and Logistics Management|
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