Sea Container Terminals: New Technologies, OR Models, and Emerging Research Areas

49 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2014

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Amir Gharehgozli

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Debjit Roy

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

M. B. M. de Koster

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Date Written: July 21, 2014

Abstract

Due to a rapid growth in world trade and a huge increase in containerized goods, sea container terminals play a vital role in globe-spanning supply chains. Container terminals should be able to handle large ships, with large call sizes within the shortest time possible, and at competitive rates. In response, terminal operators, shipping liners, and port authorities are investing in new technologies to improve container handling infrastructure and operational efficiency. Container terminals face challenging research problems which have received much attention from the academic community. The focus of this paper is to highlight the recent developments in the container terminals, which can be categorized into three areas: (1) innovative container terminal technologies, (2) new OR directions and models for existing research areas, and (3) emerging areas in container terminal research. By choosing this focus, we complement existing reviews on container terminal operations.

Keywords: Container terminal; literature review; optimization; heuristic; simulation

Suggested Citation

Gharehgozli, Amir and Roy, Debjit and de Koster, M.B.M. René, Sea Container Terminals: New Technologies, OR Models, and Emerging Research Areas (July 21, 2014). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2014-009-LIS. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2469175 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2469175

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