Operations Systems of Container Terminals: A Compendious Overview

Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 49)


This section contains an overview of the different functional areas of a marine container terminal and a summary of the main types of container handling systems. The main advantages and disadvantages of each type of handling system are also summarized without focusing on technical details.


Operation System Container Terminal Automate Guide Vehicle Quay Crane Terminal Area 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development – Leuphana University LüneburgSuderburgGermany

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