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A crane scheduling method for port container terminals. (English) Zbl 1062.90027
Summary: 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.

90B35 Deterministic scheduling theory in operations research
90C57 Polyhedral combinatorics, branch-and-bound, branch-and-cut
90C27 Combinatorial optimization
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