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Container Terminals and Cargo Systems


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Container terminals and terminal operations.- Container terminals.- Simulation of a multiterminal system for container handling.- Comparing transportation systems for inter-terminal transport at the Maasvlakte container terminals.- Berth management in container terminal: The template design problem.- Mathematical modelling of container transfers and storage locations at seaport terminals.- An optimization model for storage yard management in transshipment hubs.- Advanced methods for container stacking.- Strategies for dispatching AGVs at automated seaport container terminals.- Dispatching vehicles in a mega container terminal.- Inventory-based dispatching of automated guided vehicles on container terminals.- Deadlock handling for real-time control of AGVs at automated container terminals.- Deadlock prevention for automated guided vehicles in automated container terminals.- Cargo systems.- The allocation of storage space for transshipment in vehicle distribution.- The workload balancing problem at air cargo terminals.- Simultaneous fleet assignment and cargo routing using benders decomposition.- O&D revenue management in cargo airlines-a mathematical programming approach.- A heuristic to solve a sea cargo revenue management problem.- Collaborating freight forwarding enterprises.


From the reviews:

"Computer-based simulation and optimization techniques are invaluable tools in analyzing different design and operation options. In their timely collection of papers, Kim and Gunther focus on the design, operations management, and logistics control issues for container terminals. ... The book provides an overview of recent developments in this area. It is an excellent resource for readers who are looking for scientific solutions to real-world problems, and for researchers who are looking for potential new open problems in this area." (Burkhard Englert, ACM Computing Reviews, March, 2009)

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