Genetic Algorithm for the Dynamic Berth Allocation Problem in Real Time

Carlos Arango, Pablo Cortés, Alejandro Escudero and Luis Onieva,   Ingeniería de Organización, Engineering School of Seville, University of Seville, Camino de los Descubrimientos s/n 41092, Seville, Spain

17.1 Introduction

Ports are important nodes in intermodal transport networks. According to the International Maritime Organization more than 90% of world trade is transported by sea and almost 80% is transported in containers. For that reason all operations of a container terminal (CT) must be optimized (Ambrosino et al., 2004). Some of the main operations are defined by the following problems: container premarshalling problem, landside transport, stowage planning ...

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