Crane Scheduling in Container Terminals (Paperback)

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The globalization of trade has lead to an enormous growth in sea transportation over the last years. A great majority of general cargo is containerized and handled in container terminals, which are essential hubs in sea transportation systems. The potential of cost saving in a container terminal is large and the workflow of a container terminal has to be very efficient. The focus of this book lies on the scheduling of cranes in container terminals in order to improve the turnaround time of a port. Crane scheduling has a strong impact on the performance of the container terminal system. In this book, models to schedule different crane types are developed with respect to their characteristic abilities. The sugges-ted procedures and algorithms lead to crane schedules which make the container workflow more efficient and improve the performance of ports in a global and highly competitive economy. The book is addressed to logistic planners, people dealing with sche-duling problems and mathematicians interested in integer programs.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783639042368
ISBN-10: 3639042360
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller E.K.
Publication Date: June 17th, 2008
Pages: 68
Language: English