Storage management of hazardous containers using the genetic algorithm

Khadidja Yachba, Shahin Gelareh, Karim Bouamrane

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This work discusses the problem of dangerous containers storage in a container terminal. Container terminal represents an essential intermodal interfaces for global transportation network. Several materials handling possible to move containers at the port to better meet the needs of ships awaiting loading or unloading. Have a good organization of the terminal's container storage area requires a special effort. Containers search times can be considerable and lead to delays causing financial penalties for terminal management operators. An optimal location for a container in a terminal is very important for companies because this operation reduces transportation costs. In this article, we propose an approach for the placement problem of hazardous containers through the description of an optimization model to solve and optimize available storage space. The interest of this work is to develop a computer tool to enable the identification of the best location of a hazardous container using the Genetic Algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-383
Number of pages13
JournalTransport and Telecommunication
Issue number4
Early online date23 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • container
  • genetic algorithm
  • hazardous materials
  • maritime transport
  • optimization
  • optimum location
  • storage area


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