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.

AGVs, container terminals, logisstics, networks and graphs
ERIM Article Series (EAS)
Operational Research Society. Journal
Erasmus Research Institute of Management

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