A stochastic model for inter-terminal container transportation

Nishant Mishra, Debjit Roy, Jan C.W. van Ommeren

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Abstract

We propose a novel stochastic model for the inter-terminal transportation problem where multiple container terminals use a common fleet of vehicles (ALV, AGV, multi-trailers and barges) to transport containers between terminals. We model the problem using a semi-open queueing network, where the vehicles have multiple container carrying capacities. Our solution approach is decomposition-based where we solve the overall queuing network as a closed and an open queuing network, with bulk service capacities. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first work that considers bulk service in semi-open queueing networks. We numerically validate our model using simulated data where we find that our model results in errors of less than 5% for vehicle utilization. We then apply our model to real-world data from the Port of Rotterdam and show that our model can be used to analyze the throughput time trade-offs with alternate dwell point policies.
Original languageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Publication series

NameMemorandum
PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics
No.2032
ISSN (Print)1874-4850
ISSN (Electronic)1874-4850

Keywords

  • METIS-300232
  • IR-88492
  • Multi-class and bulk service queues
  • Semi-open queueing network
  • Port and container terminal operations
  • EWI-24128

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Mishra, N., Roy, D., & van Ommeren, J. C. W. (2013). A stochastic model for inter-terminal container transportation. (Memorandum; No. 2032). Enschede: University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics.
Mishra, Nishant ; Roy, Debjit ; van Ommeren, Jan C.W. / A stochastic model for inter-terminal container transportation. Enschede : University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics, 2013. 32 p. (Memorandum; 2032).
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Mishra, N, Roy, D & van Ommeren, JCW 2013, A stochastic model for inter-terminal container transportation. Memorandum, no. 2032, University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics, Enschede.

A stochastic model for inter-terminal container transportation. / Mishra, Nishant; Roy, Debjit; van Ommeren, Jan C.W.

Enschede : University of Twente, Department of Applied Mathematics, 2013. 32 p. (Memorandum; No. 2032).

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