A review of soft computing techniques in maritime logistics and its related fields

  • Expósito-Izquierdo C
  • Melián-Batista B
  • Moreno-Vega J
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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018. The incessant increase in the world seaborne trade over the last few decades has encouraged maritime logistics has become a very attractive area of study for applying the general frameworks of soft computing. In this environment, there is a significant lack of efficient approaches aimed at obtaining exact solutions of a wide variety of optimization problems arisen in this field and which are classified as hard from the perspective of the complexity theory. These optimization problems demand increasingly new computational approaches able to report inexact solutions by exploiting extensively uncertainty, tolerance for imprecision, and partial truth to achieve tractability , among others. In the chapter at hand, we provide a review of the most highlighted soft computing techniques implemented in maritime logistics and its related fields and identify some opportunities to go further into depth on knowledge.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Logistics
  • Maritime container terminal
  • Optimization

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