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The OR Society is hosting webinars each month, designed to help you to;

  • hear from a range of OR professionals on a wide variety of important topics,
  • continue your professional development,
  • network with the OR community from the comfort and convenience of your home or office.

Our webinars are for an hour and will feature expert speakers from a variety of OR fields, sharing their case studies, successes and learning outcomes, providing you with a wealth of unique knowledge, insight, and experience.

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We value our members greatly and wanted to make sure that these webinars were free for anyone registered with us. For those not yet a member, there will be a small attendance fee of £20. 

To access the webinar you will be sent a link to our events platform before the event.
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Green scheduling of container terminals: A new approach to enhance the sustainability of maritime shipping
Professor Afshin Mansouri, Brunel University

30 June 2021 at 1pm

Join Professor Afshin Mansouri from Brunel University, who will talk about Green scheduling of container terminals: A fresh approach to enhance the sustainability of maritime shipping.

The operation of container terminals involves complex decisions that can be modelled as optimisation problems. The session will explore how the smooth and sustainable operations of container terminals have become a top agenda for policymakers, local authorities, businesses, and residents of port cities.

This webinar provides an overview of a research journey centred on the novel concept of ‘Green Scheduling;’ starting from basic research and proof of concept to prototyping and field experiments in maritime shipping as part of the EU-funded Port Forward project. This initiative aims to develop an innovative decision-support tool, called the Green Yard Scheduler (GYS), to enhance the performance and sustainability of container terminals. Professor Afshin will introduce three inter-related optimisation problems regarding housekeeping, container positioning, and yard crane scheduling, each with a combination of performance and sustainability-oriented objectives.

Designed for academics, consultants, private and public sector workers, researchers and third section workers, this session will help those that attend to appreciate the importance of embedding sustainability in maritime shipping. It will introduce them to Green Yard Scheduler (GYS) and will explore the preliminary results from its implementation. It will also help attendees to identify areas for future research and development to enhance the sustainability of container ports through OR methodologies.

To register for this webinar click the below. You will be sent an invitation via email to our events platform before the day before the event.


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