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Scientific Programming
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 7053962, 8 pages
Research Article

Defining Scheduling Problems for Key Resources in Energy-Efficient Port Service Systems

Institute of Logistics Science and Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, 1550 Haigang Avenue, Shanghai 201306, China

Received 7 August 2016; Accepted 31 August 2016

Academic Editor: Si Zhang

Copyright © 2016 Daofang Chang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper addresses the problem of key resource scheduling of container terminals for energy-efficient operation. A combination of key resource scheduling and energy-efficient operation in container terminals is firstly described. An energy-efficient evaluation model of the key resource scheduling is then proposed. The objective set, decision variable set, and constraint set of key resource scheduling of a container terminal for energy-efficient operation are established in this paper. At the same time, their mapping relationship is carefully analyzed and the system structure of the key resource scheduling for energy-efficient operation of a container terminal is finally proposed.