A tabu search algorithm for inter-terminal container transport

Qu Hu, Xiaojie Luan, Francesco Corman, Gabri Lodewijks

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Abstract

This paper discusses the container transport problem between terminals. The inter-terminal transport (ITT) becomes increasingly important with the expansion of port area and the intermodal transport. A major challenge to optimize the container transport is to find the adequate algorithm to handle the large-scale transport demand and planning horizon. A time-space graph is used to formulate the ITT in this paper, and then a tabu search algorithm is proposed. In order to test the algorithm, we apply it to a transport network with 18 terminals at the Maasvlakte in Port of Rotterdam. Different tabu search components are tested with different demand scenarios. A comparison of the results obtained by CPLEX and by the tabu search algorithm is also addressed. Through the comparison we can find that the algorithm can find good solution quickly, and performs well even for large scale transport demands where exact approaches are unable to find good solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFAC-PapersOnline - 14th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS 2016)
EditorsT. Acarman
PublisherElsevier
Pages413-418
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems - ITU Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 18 May 201620 May 2016
http://www.cts2016.org/en/

Publication series

NameIFAC-PapersOnLine
PublisherElsevier
Number3
Volume49
ISSN (Print)2405-8963

Conference

Conference14th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems
Abbreviated titleCTS 2016
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period18/05/1620/05/16
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