Capturing effects of container location dispersion on quay crane performance

Yu, Hang and Ge, Ying-En and Fu, Xiaowen and Huang, Youfang and Zhang, Yahua ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1522-3402 and Tan, Caimao (2018) Capturing effects of container location dispersion on quay crane performance. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Maritime Engineering, 171 (1). pp. 25-39. ISSN 1741-7597


Abstract

The relationship between container location dispersion for a single loading and the efficiency of quay cranes (QCs) was investigated. For this purpose, a discrete-event-based simulation model was developed to capture the container-handling process at a transshipment container terminal. A series of experiments were conducted to illustrate the effects of container location dispersion on the long-term performance of QCs and container allocation. These experiments showed that the container location dispersion has a significant effect on the distribution of loading containers. An optimal choice of container location dispersions can improve the efficiency of the QC and help to manage uncertainty at a lower cost. It is suggested that yard managers consider the workload of each berth when deciding on the location dispersion for a loading service. In addition, it was found that optimal container allocation dispersion reduces the congestion caused by time window conflicts and insufficient available equipment.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2020 05:25
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 01:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: management, maritime engineering, ports, docks & harbours
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150799 Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140217 Transport Economics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8802 Water Transport > 880205 Port Infrastructure and Management
B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8802 Water Transport > 880201 Coastal Sea Freight Transport
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1680/jmaen.2017.21
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37835

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