OR Spectrum

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 1–52

Operations research at container terminals: a literature update

Regular Article


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.


Container terminal Logistics Planning Optimization Simulation 


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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Information SystemsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.FOM University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany

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