The stack control strategy based on the concept of operational temperature

Authors

  • Alexander L. Kuznetsov Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, 5/7 Dvinskaya, Saint Petersburg 198035, Russia
  • Anton D. Semenov Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, 5/7 Dvinskaya, Saint Petersburg 198035, Russia,
  • Hannu Oja Konecranes Port Solutions, Hyvinge, Finland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26408/120.02

Keywords:

container stacking strategies, simulation modelling, container yard, container equipment, container terminal, seaport, dry port, container selection, laboriousness

Abstract

The paper studies two different types of container strategy: the traditional one, which involves container allocation into positions with a minimum stack height; and the “temperature” one, which considers the positions with a minimum “temperature” for the containers in the stack below. The “temperature” in this case means a metric which is connected to the storage (dwell) time of the containers. Particularly, this value can be represented by container selection probability or number of days stored in the container yard. Utilization of different metrics results in significantly different numbers of moves. Therefore, the authors compare two container stacking strategies: the traditional one and the temperature strategy with different metrics. It is stated that these strategies can be compared only by simulation modelling. The paper describes the main algorithms used to provide simulation modelling. The results of the research show that the temperature strategy with container dwell time as temperature metrics can save 6% of the total moves necessary to maintain the container flow.

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2021-12-30

How to Cite

Kuznetsov, A. L., Semenov, A. D., & Oja, H. (2021). The stack control strategy based on the concept of operational temperature. Scientific Journal of Gdynia Maritime University, 1(120), 22–32. https://doi.org/10.26408/120.02

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