OR Spectrum

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 437–445 | Cite as

Container terminals and terminal operations

  • Hans-Otto GüntherEmail author
  • Kap-Hwan Kim

Container traffic

Over the recent years, the use of containers for intercontinental maritime transport has dramatically increased. Figure  1 exhibits the growth of world container turnover. Starting with 50 million twenty feet equivalent unit (TEU) in 1985, world container turnover has reached more than 350 million TEU in 2004. A further continuous increase is expected in the upcoming years, especially between Asia and Europe.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Production ManagementTechnical University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringPusan National UniversityBusanSouth Korea

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