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Title: Simulation-based optimization at container terminals: a literature review
Language: English
Authors: Kastner, Marvin  
Pache, Hannah  
Jahn, Carlos 
Keywords: Simulation-based optimization;Simulation-based optimisation;Container terminal;Maritime logistics
Issue Date: 26-Sep-2019
Publisher: epubli
Source: Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL): 111-135 (2019)
Part of Series: Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 
Volume number: 28
Abstract (english): 
Purpose: While simulation-based optimization has been discussed in theory and practically employed at container terminals, the different publications in this field have not yet been presented and compared in a structured manner. This paper gathers the latest developments and examine the similarities and differences of the provided approaches. Furthermore, research gaps are identified. Methodology: The recent literature of simulation-based optimization on container terminals is examined using a mapping review approach. Emphasis is laid on the covered problems, chosen meta-heuristics, and the shapes of the solution space. Findings: In the applied literature of container terminals genetic algorithms prevail, both for scheduling problems and for the determination of discrete and/or continuous parameters. Because of the no-free-lunch-theorem for optimization, it is open whether the chosen optimization approach serves the purpose best. Originality: To the best of our knowledge, the existing literature regarding simulation- based optimization at container terminals has never been addressed in a detailed overview. The elaborated comparison of the different publications leads to further research directions
Conference: Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 2019 
DOI: 10.15480/882.2493
ISBN: 978-3-750249-49-3
ISSN: 2365-5070
Institute: Maritime Logistik W-12 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
License: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0) CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0)
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