MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS: AN OVERVIEW OF PRACTICES AT MARINE CONTAINER TERMINALS IN AUSTRALIA AND ASIA

This paper presents results from a survey on the current use of management information systems at major marine container terminals in Australia and Asia. The data gathered was used to characterize current practice and to assess the level of market penetration of advanced devices, such as automatic equipment identification, radio frequency tags, and modern crane management systems. Neither automatic identification nor radio frequency tags are widely used. On-line bookings are not widely used in Asia, despite the fact that such bookings could reduce queues of road vehicles at container entry gates and provide better service to carriers. More than 80% of container terminals in Australia and Asia reported that standardization of container location would lead to higher productivity.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 59-73
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  • Accession Number: 00800422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 20 2000 12:00AM