Design and Operation of Automated Container Storage Systems

  • Nils Kemme

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 341-456

About this book


The storage yard is the operational and geographical centre of most seaport container terminals. Therefore, it is of particular importance for the whole terminal system and plays a major role for trade and transport flows. One of the latest trends in container-storage operations is the automated Rail-Mounted-Gantry-Crane system, which offers dense stacking, and offers low labour costs. This book investigates in how far the operational performance of container terminals is influenced by the design of these storage systems and to what extent the performance is affected by the terminal's framework conditions, and  discusses the strategies applied for container stacking and crane scheduling. A detailed simulation model is presented to compare the performance effects of alternative storage designs, innovative planning strategies, and other influencing factors. The results have useful implications for future research as well as practical terminal planning and optimisation.


Container Stacking Container Terminal Crane Scheduling Layout Planning RMCG Storage System

Authors and affiliations

  • Nils Kemme
    • 1
  1. 1.HamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2884-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2885-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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