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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2008 Vol.9 No.8 P.1083-1089


AS/RS based yard and yard planning

Author(s):  Ya-hong HU, Zheng-dong ZHU, Wen-jing HSU

Affiliation(s):  College of Information Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310032, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   huyahong@zjut.edu.cn

Key Words:  Container terminal, Automated storage/retrieval system (AS/RS), Yard planning, Transportation system

Ya-hong HU, Zheng-dong ZHU, Wen-jing HSU. AS/RS based yard and yard planning[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2008, 9(8): 1083-1089.

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In this paper, we apply the split-platform automated storage/retrieval systems (SP-AS/RSs) (Hu et al., 2005) to store containers in the yard to improve the yard performance and to increase the utilization of the yard space. The layout of an SP-AS/RS based yard is described in detail. To achieve an efficient operation, we present a novel yard space allocation policy called the ‘second-carrier-based allocation policy’, which can help to alleviate the out-of-sequence problem of containers and the congestion of vehicles at the AS/RS racks. Different allocation policies are compared by an integrated container terminal simulation system. The simulation results show that the second-carrier-based policy is very efficient and has the potential to offer high terminal performance.

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