Determination of the number of automated guided vehicles required at a semi-automated container terminal

I. F.A. Vis*, R. De Koster, K. J. Roodbergen, L. W.P. Peeters

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a minimum flow algorithm to determine the number of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) required at a semi-automated container terminal. At such a terminal the containers are transported by AGVs from the quay cranes to the automated stacking cranes and vice versa. A model and a strongly polynomial time algorithm are developed to solve the case in which containers are available for transport at known time instants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-417
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Operational Research Society
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001

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