Until recently, the high cost of computer technology and hardware has meant that only terminals with high throughputs could provide an economic justification for implementing these systems. But following the introduction of minicomputers and more recent significant technological advances in the development of microprocessors, the number of economically feasible applications for computer-based data processing systems in the control of container terminals, has increased considerably. An examination of the current state-of-the-art of computerization as applied to container terminals reveals a number of alternative systems available which could prove cost effective for terminals with throughputs of as low as 30,000 TEU/year.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • O'Byrne, L
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

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  • Accession Number: 00331693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM