31 Continuous Dynamic Berth Allocation Strategy Basing on Quay-Crane Scheduling
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For berth allocation problem of container terminal, this paper put the wharf line of terminal be continuous and consider the operation time of quay-crane for loading and unloading, formulating berth allocation model basing on the quay-crane scheduling. The objective of model is to minimize the total time of ships at the terminal and the amount of quay-cranes’ movements. Afterwards, to resolve the proposed model, a hybrid parallel genetic algorithm which combined parallel genetic algorithm and heuristic algorithm was employed. Eventually, for an example of a specific container terminal, the proposed model and algorithm was applied to make decisions on the berth allocation problem. Then comparing the scheduling scheme generated by the proposed approach and the actual scheme to demonstrate the availability and practicality of the model and algorithm.