Optimizing a container-ship stowage plan using genetic algorithms

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Short sea shipping is prone to be one of the areas of development for the transportation policy of the European Union in the near future. Nevertheless, in order to be able to make its stand on the market, there are several problems that have to addressed, namely its safety and economic viability. To study the second, a genetic algorithm may be applied to the optimization of the stowage plan of a small container-ship that visits several ports, aiming to reduce the period of call on each port, but not neglecting the vessel’s stability and safety.
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Title of host publicationJornadas de Classificação e Análise de Dados
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


Period1/01/09 → …

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