A crane scheduling method for port container terminals.

*(English)*Zbl 1062.90027Summary: This paper discusses the problem of scheduling Quay Cranes (QCs), the most important equipment in port terminals. A mixed-integer programming model, which considers various constraints related to the operation of QCs, was formulated. This study proposes a branch and bound (B \(\and\) B) method to obtain the optimal solution of the QC scheduling problem and a heuristic search algorithm, called greedy randomized adaptive search procedure (GRASP), to overcome the computational difficulty of the B \(\and\) B method. The performance of GRASP is compared with that of the B \(\and\) B method.

##### MSC:

90B35 | Deterministic scheduling theory in operations research |

90C57 | Polyhedral combinatorics, branch-and-bound, branch-and-cut |

90C27 | Combinatorial optimization |

##### Keywords:

Scheduling; Branch and bound; Transportation; Container; terminal; Combinatorial optimization
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\textit{K. H. Kim} and \textit{Y.-M. Park}, Eur. J. Oper. Res. 156, No. 3, 752--768 (2004; Zbl 1062.90027)

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