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Contributions to Management Science

Container Handling in Automated Yard Blocks

An Integrative Approach Based on Time Information

Authors: Covic, Filip

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  • Introduces a holistic and integrative approach to container handling
  • ​Provides insight into the management of practical container terminal planning and operations
  • Employs mathematical programming to establish a theoretical basis for decision making
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The yard block of a container terminal is the central point of synchronisation for asynchronous container flows between deep-sea vessels and transport to the hinterland. The structure of the block stipulates that containers are stacked on top of each other with only the topmost container directly accessible by a yard crane. This book describes a holistic and integrative approach to container handling in yard blocks to optimise productivity by minimising re-handling operations. The results provide insights for academic scholars as well as for experts from practical terminal planning and operations. The approach presented is two-fold: first, a theoretical foundation of the interdependencies in decision-making is established using mathematical programming. Secondly, operations involving uncertain container arrival information are examined on the basis of a simulation with a rigorous experimental design and statistical evaluation. In this context, the book develops container-handling strategies and analyses the impact of a system for vehicle arrival management – the "Terminal Appointment System". The findings presented in this book are the result of a close cooperation with experts at the port of Hamburg and build on previous research.

About the authors

Filip Covic is an industrial engineer and was a research assistant at the Institute for Operations Research at the University of Hamburg where he received his PhD in 2018.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05290-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Container Handling in Automated Yard Blocks
Book Subtitle
An Integrative Approach Based on Time Information
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05291-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05291-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05290-4
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 313
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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