Séminaire conjoint CIRRELT-Chaire en logistique et en transport-

TITRE : Analytical Estimation of the Operational Performance of a Rail-road Transshipment Yard

CONFÉRENCIER : Mario Basallo, HEC Montréal

DATE et ENDROIT : 20 avril 2023, 10h30, salle 5441, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt, Campus de l’Université de Montréal

RESPONSABLE : Jean-François Cordeau

RÉSUMÉ : We develop a methodology for measuring the expected operational performance of the transshipment yard of a rail-road terminal. This includes the derivation of closed-form expressions for quantifying the expected crane cycle time and its variance under completely randomized operations of gantry cranes within its dedicated region. We also provide a method to measure the expected truck waiting times under cranes considering priority rules for truck service. An analysis of the performance measures shows the causes of inefficiencies and congestion sources. Our results show that non-synchronized operations have a notorious impact on transshipment yard performance, handling capacity and congestion.