The development of mega container ships and operational pressures puts forward higher requirements on the operational ability of the container terminal. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to propose an effective method for quay crane (QC) scheduling of multiple hatches vessel considering double-cycling strategy to improve the operation efficiency and reduce the risk of delay.
A mixed integer programming model, which covers the main operational constraints in a container terminal, is formulated to solve the quay crane scheduling problem (QCSP) with a novel objective.
A case study is presented and a number of numerical experiments are conducted to validate the effectiveness of the proposed model. Meanwhile, management insights are proposed. The results demonstrate that the proposed method can efficiently solve QCSP in a container terminal, and an interesting finding is that reducing the stack layers on the vessel can improve the operation efficiency of QC.
A new mathematical model is proposed for QC scheduling at the operational level, which considers the constraints of double-cycling strategy, multiple hatches and hatch covers. The proposed model also provides methods to research the QC double-cycling problem considering the balance between energy cost and operation efficiency.
This work is sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71602114), Shanghai Science & Technology Committee Research Project (Grant No. 17040501700), Shanghai Rising-Star Program (Grant No. 19QA1404200), Shanghai Sailing Program (Grant No. 19YF1418800) and Shanghai Special Research Project (Grant No. 17DZ2280200).
He, J., Yu, H., Tan, C., Yan, W. and Jiang, C. (2019), "Quay crane scheduling for multiple hatches vessel considering double-cycling strategy", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 120 No. 2, pp. 253-264. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-03-2019-0191Download as .RIS
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