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OR Spectrum

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 1-52

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Operations research at container terminals: a literature update

  • Robert StahlbockAffiliated withInstitute of Information Systems, University of HamburgFOM University of Applied Sciences Email author 
  • , Stefan VoßAffiliated withInstitute of Information Systems, University of Hamburg

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The current decade sees a considerable growth in worldwide container transportation and with it an indispensable need for optimization. Also the interest in and availability of academic literatures as well as case reports are almost exploding. With this paper an earlier survey which proved to be of utmost importance for the community is updated and extended to provide the current state of the art in container terminal operations and operations research.


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