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Optimising container transfers at multimodal terminals

Kozan, Erhan (2000) Optimising container transfers at multimodal terminals. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 31(10-12), pp. 235-243.

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Abstract

The use of containers have greatly reduced handling operations at ports and at all other transfer points, thus increasing the efficiency and speed of transportation. This was done in an attempt to cut down the cost of maritime transport, mainly by reducing cargo handling and costs, and ships' time in port by speeding up handling operations. This paper discusses the major factors influencing the transfer efficiency of seaport container terminals. A network model is designed to analyse container progress in the system and applied to a seaport container terminal. The model presented here can be seen as a decision support system in the context of investment appraisal of multimodal container terminals. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

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ID Code: 53062
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: handling strategy, Multimodal terminals, Random access system, Skeletal trailers, Transportation
DOI: 10.1016/S0895-7177(00)00092-3
ISSN: 0895-7177
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Elsevier
Deposited On: 13 Aug 2012 09:25
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 09:25

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