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Energy-saving-oriented Berth Scheduling Model at Bulk Terminal

Xiaona Hu1,2, Baiqing Zhou1,*, Jinyue Xia3, Yao Chen4, Gang Hu5

1 Huzhou Vocational &Technical College, Huzhou, 313000, China
2 Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, 201306, China
3 International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), NY, USA
4 Wuxi University, Wuxi, 214105, China
5 College of Management Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Technology, Ma’anshan, 243002, China

* Corresponding Author: Baiqing Zhou. Email: email

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2022, 33(3), 1801-1813.


With the global warming to the survival and development of mankind, more and more attention is paid to low-carbon, green and energy-saving production. As one of the main modes of international transportation, the wharf has been facing a serious problem of its high carbon-emission. In order to balance the relationship between port energy consumption and efficiency, it is necessary to study the berth allocation, loading and unloading of bulk terminal from the perspective of energy saving with the proposal of energy saving and emission reduction in China. Both energy saving and efficiency can be achieved at the bulk terminal in the study. First, the latest layout and basic operation process of the bulk terminal are obtained by analyzing its process system. Secondly, a new model of energy consumption is constructed through regression analysis, based on which a mathematical model of berth scheduling is then constructed toward the aim with the minimum cost of distance deviation, of delayed departure and of energy consumption. Finally, by taking Tianjin Port for example, the model is verified to be feasible and efficient in reducing the loading and unloading cost, the total cost of ship in port time, in improving its service quality and achieving a low-carbon production. Moreover, the model can serve as a reference for other ports to reduce mechanical energy consumption.


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APA Style
Hu, X., Zhou, B., Xia, J., Chen, Y., Hu, G. (2022). Energy-saving-oriented berth scheduling model at bulk terminal. Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, 33(3), 1801-1813.
Vancouver Style
Hu X, Zhou B, Xia J, Chen Y, Hu G. Energy-saving-oriented berth scheduling model at bulk terminal. Intell Automat Soft Comput . 2022;33(3):1801-1813
IEEE Style
X. Hu, B. Zhou, J. Xia, Y. Chen, and G. Hu "Energy-saving-oriented Berth Scheduling Model at Bulk Terminal," Intell. Automat. Soft Comput. , vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 1801-1813. 2022.

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