Evaluating Automated Transport with Simulation

This paper presents recent experience in applying discrete event simulation software to evaluate and validate the performance of automated horizontal transport (AHT) systems for automated container terminals. By simulating and comparing various types of AHTs with multiple layout configurations, equipment performance was quantified, and insights of the systems were gained. Critical questions were answered to guide terminal operators and equipment vendors who must make important decisions that will affect the long-term viability of valuable infrastructure and the efficiency of terminal operations. Discrete event simulation proved to be a valuable tool for terminal planners and operations staff alike to evaluate AHT system performance, quantify equipment requirements, and optimize the terminal layout.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 774-783
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Engineering

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  • Accession Number: 01605598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479902
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:02PM