This article describes the results of a systems study dealing with the organization and control of existing container handling capabilities at seaport terminals and the possibilities for automation based on three simple stages of development. The first stage provides for the automation of ship to shore and landside cranes, resulting in increased working speeds for the cranes and the trouble- free operation of stowing programs. In the second stage the handling equipment becomes centrally controlled by a terminal process computer which optimizes terminal transport distances on the basis of predetermined stowage and re-stowage programs. In the final development stage the terminal computer is coupled with the commercial computer, the two providing a comprehensive picture of the ongoing activity of the terminal, facilitating improved solutions to organizational problems within the terminal and with the external transport chain.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Berthold, K
    • Blocher, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

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  • Accession Number: 00148309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM