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Container Terminals and Automated Transport Systems

Logistics Control Issues and Quantitative Decision Support

  • Hans-Otto Günther
  • Kap Hwan Kim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Container Terminals

  3. Transportation Systems

    1. Matthieu van der Heijden, Mark Ebben, Noud Gademann, Aart van Harten
      Pages 259-286
    2. Mark Ebben, Matthieu van der Heijden, Johann Hurink, Marco Schutten
      Pages 287-306
    3. Jae Kook Lim, Kap Hwan Kim, Kazuho Yoshimoto, Jun Ho Lee, Teruo Takahashi
      Pages 325-344
    4. Peter Brucker, Silvia Heitmann, Sigrid Knust
      Pages 345-356
  4. Container Loading

About this book


Container transportation is the predominant mode of inter-continental cargo traffic. Since container ships and port terminals involve a huge capital investment and significant daily operating costs, it is of crucial importance to efficiently utilize the internal resources of container terminals and transportation systems. Today there is an ongoing trend to use automated container handling and transportation technology, in particular, in countries with high labour costs. This in turn requires highly sophisticated control strategies in order to meet the desired performance measures. The primary objective of this book is to reflect these recent developments and to present new insights and successful solutions to operational problems of automated container terminals and transportation systems. It comprises reports on the state of the art, applications of quantitative methods, as well as case studies and simulation results. Its contributions are written by leading experts from academia and business. The book addresses practitioners as well as academic researchers in logistics, transportation, and management.


Quantitative Methods Simulation Transport algorithms business decision support environment logistics management modeling operations research optimization scheduling strategy technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Otto Günther
    • 1
  • Kap Hwan Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Production ManagementTU BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringPusan National UniversityPusanKorea

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