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 poly~lomial time algorithm are developed to solve the case in which containers are available for transport at known time instants.

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ERIM Article Series (EAS)
Operational Research Society. Journal
Erasmus Research Institute of Management

Vis, I., de Koster, R., Roodbergen, K.-J., & Peeters, L. (2001). Determination of the number of AGVs in a semi-automated container terminal. Operational Research Society. Journal, 409–417. Retrieved from