Reducing truck emissions at container terminals in a low carbon economy: Proposal of a queueing-based bi-objective model for optimizing truck arrival pattern

G. Chen, Kannan Govindan*, M.M. Golias

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Abstract

This study proposes a methodology to optimize truck arrival patterns to reduce emissions from idling truck engines at marine container terminals. A bi-objective model is developed minimizing both truck waiting times and truck arrival pattern change. The truck waiting time is estimated via a queueing network. Based on the waiting time, truck idling emissions are estimated. The proposed methodology is evaluated with a case study, where truck arrival rates vary over time. We propose a Genetic Algorithm based heuristic to solve the resulting problem. Result shows that, a small shift of truck arrivals can significantly reduce truck emissions, especially at the gate.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTransportation Research. Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume55
Pages (from-to)3-22
ISSN1366-5545
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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