Design and Operation of Automated Container Storage Systems by Nils KemmeDesign and Operation of Automated Container Storage Systems by Nils Kemme

Design and Operation of Automated Container Storage Systems

byNils Kemme

Paperback | December 14, 2014

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The storage yard is the operational and geographical centre of most seaport container terminals. Therefore, it is of particular importance for the whole terminal system and plays a major role for trade and transport flows. One of the latest trends in container-storage operations is the automated Rail-Mounted-Gantry-Crane system, which offers dense stacking, and offers low labour costs. This book investigates whether the operational performance of container terminals is influenced by the design of these storage systems and to what extent the performance is affected by the terminal's framework conditions, and discusses the strategies applied for container stacking and crane scheduling. A detailed simulation model is presented to compare the performance effects of alternative storage designs, innovative planning strategies, and other influencing factors. The results have useful implications future research, practical terminal planning and optimisation.
Dr. Nils Kemme has many years of professional experience in the field of planning, optimising and realising seaport container terminals. He worked as a project manager on terminal expansion and optimisation projects, carried out research on this topic at the Institute for Operations Research at the University of Hamburg and is now enga...
Title:Design and Operation of Automated Container Storage SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pagesPublished:December 14, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3790829285

ISBN - 13:9783790829280

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Table of Contents

1.Introduction.- 2. Container-Terminal Logistics.- 3. Container-Storage Yard.- 4. RMGC-Design-Planning Problem.- Operational RMGC-Planning Problems.- 6. Simulation as a Terminal-Planning Approach.- 7. Simulation Study on RMGC-Design Planning.- 8. Summary and Outlook.