In this paper a case study is presented concerning the collection and delivery of containers between a container terminal and inland ports by barges making a round trip along these ports. The goal is to maximise the number containers arriving on time, transported by barge. To account for uncertain release times of the containers a simulation algorithm is used when making online decisions whether to assign a container to a barge or not. Using a realistic problem instance it is shown that the proposed simulation algorithm is the better performing one among several other benchmark solution methods.

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doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43904-4_13, hdl.handle.net/1765/96064
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Kooiman, K., Phillipson, F., & Sangers, A. (2016). Planning inland container shipping: A stochastic assignment problem. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-43904-4_13