EURO J Transp Logist https://doi.org/10.1007/s13676-018-0127-x RESEARCH PAPER New solution approaches for the train load planning problem 1 2 Daniela Ambrosino · Claudia Caballini Received: 5 October 2017 / Accepted: 19 May 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature and EURO - The Association of European Operational Research Societies 2018 Abstract The present paper faces the train load planning problem in container terminals. The problem consists of assigning containers to rail wagons while max- imizing the total priority of the containers loaded and minimizing the number of rehandles executed in the terminal yard. Two different heuristic approaches, based on an innovative way to compute weight limitations and on two 0/1 integer program- ming models, are proposed and compared on the basis of specific key performance indicators. The heuristic approaches are compared using random generated instances based on real-world data. An extensive computational analysis has been performed. Keywords Train load planning problem · Optimization · 0/1 integer linear programming · Slot weight limitations · Load configurations 1 Introduction Following the financial crisis of 2008, containerization transportation demand has started growing again; the current forecasting for future years indicates a con- tinuous increase of containerized cargo transportation at a global level. This has a strong impact on both
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Published: Jun 4, 2018
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