Berth allocation at indented berths for mega-containerships.

*(English)*Zbl 1114.90004Summary: This paper addresses the berth allocation problem at a multi-user container terminal with indented berths for fast handling of mega-containerships. In a previous research conducted by the authors, the berth allocation problem at a conventional form of the multi-user terminal was formulated as a nonlinear mathematical programming, where more than one ship are allowed to be moored at a specific berth if the berth and ship lengths restriction is satisfied. In this paper, we first construct a new integer linear programming formulation for easier calculation and then the formulation is extended to model the berth allocation problem at a terminal with indented berths, where both mega-containerships and feeder ships are to be served for higher berth productivity. The berth allocation problem at the indented berths is solved by genetic algorithms. A wide variety of numerical experiments were conducted and interesting findings were explored.

##### MSC:

90B06 | Transportation, logistics and supply chain management |

##### Keywords:

Eberth allocation; container transportation; mega-containership; container terminal; mathematical programming
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\textit{A. Imai} et al., Eur. J. Oper. Res. 179, No. 2, 579--593 (2007; Zbl 1114.90004)

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