A study of the operation of container terminals, recently completed by the National Ports Council, identified several areas where further research would be worthwhile, in particular the problem of containers remaining on the terminals for long periods of time. The length of time containers remain on the terminal--the dwell time--directly affects throughput capacity for a given size of park, i.e. the longer the dwell time the lower the capacity. To increase capacity there must be more ground slots, higher stacking, reduced dwell time or some combination of these. From the ports point of view reducing dwell time appears to be the most rewarding approach as increased capacity can be provided without the need for additional physical resources.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street
    London WC1A 1DZ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dally, H K
    • Shrimpton, T E
    • Marshall, J K
    • Maguire, F J
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00157305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Ports Council Bulletin
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM