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OPTIMIZATION OF MARITIME TERMINAL OPERATIONS

CODE 95136
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 6 credits during the 2nd year of 8708 Maritime and Port Management (LM-77) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MAT/09
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Maritime and Port Management)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide students some management science techniques (mathematical programming, optimization on networks, heuristic approaches) necessary for the operational management of complex systems such as maritime terminals. The problems will be presented by some operators, analyzed and solved organizing project works. Software such as Excel and MPL will be used.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at learning optimization methods necessary to cope with complex problems that originate in the management of operations at maritime terminals. The consolidation of the proposed methodologies is supported by the development of case studies; models will be implemented and solved thanks to optimization software and spreadsheet Excel.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing optimization methods necessary to cope with complex problems that originate in the management of operations at maritime terminals.

The consolidation of the proposed methodologies is supported by the development of case studies; models will be implemented and solved thanks to optimization software and spreadsheet Excel.

 

At the end of the course students will be able to:

• Analyse a decision process

• Formulate a decision problem

• Implement a mathematical linear programming model (integer-binary)

• solve some of the typical problems in the management of operations at maritime terminals

• critically analyse the solutions obtained by assessing their correctness and feasibility

• carry out scenario analyses and compare the alternatives

PREREQUISITES

Opration Reseacrh 

Linear programming and Integer linear programming

Graphs

 

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be organized as follows: problem presentation by an expert in the field/problem analysis / solution approaches proposals/ discussion project works. Approaches will be implemented with Excel, MPL.

Additional hours in the lab for preparing the project works will be available.

 

Please note that,  if required by the health and epidemiological situation, lessons will be on line via the Teams platform. Updated information will be available on Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part I: Analysis of some problems in the field of maritime-port logistics:

1. Berth management

2. Quay cranes and reach steakers  scheduling

3. Organization and management of the yard

4. Container stowage planning problems

5. Train loading planning problem

Part II: methods and tools for solving the analysed problems:

• Graph theory / Network Optimization / ILP and binary LP

• Heuristic approaches

• Software (used in the lab) Spreadsheet (Excel)/ MPL

Part III: Discussion of case studies.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography will be indicated during lessons.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DANIELA AMBROSINO (President)

ANNA FRANCA SCIOMACHEN

ELENA TANFANI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be organized as follows: problem presentation by an expert in the field/problem analysis / solution approaches proposals/ discussion project works. Approaches will be implemented with Excel, MPL.

Additional hours in the lab for preparing the project works will be available.

 

Please note that,  if required by the health and epidemiological situation, lessons will be on line via the Teams platform. Updated information will be available on Aulaweb.

LESSONS START

 September 2020

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

written examination + project work discussion.

 

Please not that the written test will be replaced by an oral one (via the Teams platform) if required by the health and epidemiological situation. Updated information will be available on Aulaweb.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The knowledge on the topics covered in class will be assessed through the written examination.

The ability to apply knowledge and communication skills will be assessed through the projects work and thier presentation.
The evaluation will concern:
1) the work in the classroom
2) the organization of the work for the information collection  from the experts 
3) compliance with deliveries
4) project presentation (ppt: completeness/ logical sequence of the contents; oral presentation: language appropriateness)
 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/01/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
01/02/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
03/05/2021 12:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale appello straordinario riservato esclusivamente ai laureandi a.a. 2019/20
07/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
21/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information: 

see the webpage

http://www.economia.unige.it/index.php/english/incoming-erasmus-students

OR contact: 

ambrosin@economia.unige.it