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Container terminal layout design: transition and future

Amir Gharehgozli (), Nima Zaerpour and Rene Koster
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Amir Gharehgozli: California State University
Nima Zaerpour: California State University
Rene Koster: Erasmus University Rotterdam

Maritime Economics & Logistics, 2020, vol. 22, issue 4, No 5, 610-639

Abstract: Abstract Container terminals play an important role in the transportation of containerized goods in global supply chains. The number of containers handled in container terminals has increased astronomically. To accommodate and handle the increasing number of containers entering and leaving container terminals, their layout has seen several changes. New layouts require smaller footprint and must ensure faster, cheaper, and more efficient transfer of containers between the landside and seaside. This paper first reviews the literature on the transition of terminal layout designs from traditional to automated and future container terminals. Second, the relevant research needs to address strategic and tactical layout design problems are listed.

Keywords: Global supply chain; Maritime transportation; Marine terminal layout design; Next-generation container terminals; Design optimization; Vertical expansion (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1057/s41278-019-00131-9

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