Analysis of Berth Allocation Problems of Mainline and Feeder Vessels due to Ship Delays
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Port management
Berth allocation
Mainline and feeder vessels
Ship delay



Submitted : 2023-09-30
Accepted : 2023-10-15
Published : 2023-10-30


With the development of the shipping industry, port terminals are becoming increasingly busy. As an essential
resource at the front of the terminal, berths are responsible for connecting the seaside and landside of the port. The efficiency of loading and unloading operations depends very much on the berth allocation. However, due to certain events such as weather factors and ship failures, ships are often delayed in arriving at the port, which severely impacts the berth allocation plan. To effectively deal with the effects of ship delay on the berth allocation plan, this paper studies the berth allocation problem of mainline and feeder vessels, considering the impact of uncertainty.


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