Owing that the container terminals increasingly secure a crucial position in today’s container transportation, the stowage planning, which is one of the important process during container-loading operations, gradually attracts the attention of terminal operators. In this paper, we discuss the vessel stowage planning problem for 40 feet outbound containers, in which a strategy named ‘ROIR’ is analyzed. By carefully studying the operational flow of vessel stowage, a multiobjective mixed integer programming model is put forward with regard to general principles. Then a specified genetic algorithm is proposed to solve the IP model. An integer encoding technique is employed in the algorithm, together with a self-crossover operator and a mutation operator. Furthermore, numerical tests are carried out and their results show the effectiveness and feasibility of the model. The application of the proposed theory provides a practical significance to improve loading efficiency and stowage quality.
Zhao, Ning; Shen, Yifan; Xia, Mengjue; and Jin, Jian
"A NOVEL STRATEGY FOR STOWAGE PLANNING OF 40 FEET CONTAINERS IN CONTAINER TERMINALS,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 24:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol24/iss1/9