A Tabu Search Algorithm for a Routing and Container Loading Problem

Gendreau, Michel; Iori, Manuel; Laporte, Gilbert; Martello, Silvano
August 2006
Transportation Science;Aug2006, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p342
Academic Journal
This article considers a combination of capacitated vehicle routing and three-dimensional loading, with additional constraints frequently encountered in freight transportation. It proposes a tabu search algorithm that iteratively invokes an inner tabu search procedure for the solution of the loading subproblem. The algorithm is experimentally evaluated both on instances adapted from vehicle routing instances from the literature and on new real-world instances.


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