This paper considers the problem of vehicle dispatching at port container terminals in a dynamic environment. The problem deals with the assignment of delivery orders of containers to vehicles while taking into consideration the uncertainty in the travel times of the vehicles. Thus, a real-time vehicle dispatching algorithm is proposed for adaptation to the dynamic changes in the states of the container terminals. To evaluate the performance of the proposed algorithm, a simulation study was conducted by considering various values of decision parameters under the uncertainty in travel times. Further, the performance of the proposed algorithm was compared with those of heuristic algorithms from previous studies.
Proceedings of the International Material Handling Research Colloquium
Nguyen, Vu Duc and Kim, Kap Hwan, "Dispatching Vehicles Considering Uncertain Handling Times at Port Container Terminals" (2010). 11th IMHRC Proceedings (Milwaukee, Wisconsin. USA – 2010). 14.