Optimal planning for container prestaging, discharging, and loading processes at seaport rail terminals with uncertainty

Xie, Ying and Song, Dongping (2018) Optimal planning for container prestaging, discharging, and loading processes at seaport rail terminals with uncertainty. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 119. pp. 88-109. ISSN 1366-5545

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Abstract

This paper considers the optimal planning problem for container prestaging and dynamic discharging/loading at seaport rail terminals subject to uncertainties. We formulate the problem into a stochastic dynamic programming model to minimise the total logistics cost. Four simplified strategies are proposed. Experiments based on a real case study are performed to compare the optimal strategy with four simplified strategies in terms of cost, computing time and practicality. Results show that the seaport can use prestaging to reduce the cost involved and that an appropriate discharging/loading plan can be created in response to different prestaging situations and uncertain scenarios.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: container transport, seaport rail terminal, prestaging, discharge and load, stochastic dynamic programming
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Ying Xie
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 12:58
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 16:23
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703656

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