Impact of Globalization on Development of Modern Container Terminals

This paper describes the influence of globalization and container traffic growth on the development of modern container terminals. Due to the fast growing rate of the global container trade, every major port is under the pressure of meeting the projected capacity demand. The increasing size of container ships requires improvements in ports' ground handling and distribution systems and equipment. An increase in the efficiency of those systems is necessary to achieve further reduction of terminal operating costs on the one hand and to ensure sufficiently short lay time for the ships in port on the other. Leading ports are gearing up to increase productivity levels to 200 moves per hour to turn around an 8,000 TEU in less than 24 hours. The use of automation in these terminal operations will allow the use of optimization techniques to further improve performance.

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  • Authors:
    • Jakomin, Livij
    • Beskovnik, Bojan
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 225-230
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  • Accession Number: 01006899
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2005 8:10AM