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Collaborative emergency berth scheduling based on decentralized decision and price mechanism

Xu, Ya ORCID: 0000-0003-2844-9371, Du, Y ORCID: 0000-0001-7540-493X, Li, Y and Zhang, H 2018 , 'Collaborative emergency berth scheduling based on decentralized decision and price mechanism' , Annals of Operations Research , pp. 1-30 , doi:

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This paper aims to provide an applicable managerial solution to reduce the lossesand impacts from an unexpected shutdown of a terminal by facilitating cooperation betweentwo adjacent terminals that are managed by different operators. In view of the autonomy ofdifferent terminals, we focus on not only berth scheduling in the emergency situation, butalso interest coordination between different terminals.We propose a novel mechanism basedon price adjustment and transfer payment, which can induce the joint optimal scheduling ofdifferent terminals in an emergency situation through cooperation between terminals basedon decentralized decision making. Extensive experiments show that the berth schedulingachieved under the proposed mechanism can significantly reduce the loss that results fromthe shutdown of a terminal and provide economic benefits to both terminals.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Xu, Ya and Du, Y and Li, Y and Zhang, H
Keywords: berth allocation, disruption, emergency assistance , cooperation, decentralized decision making
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Operations Research
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publ
ISSN: 0254-5330
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