Virtual Container Yard: Simulation–Based Feasibility Perspective

The tremendous increase in international trade has given rise to a problem of thousands of inefficient empty truck trips to and from the ports in areas such as the NY-NJ region, resulting in unproductive vehicle miles traveled, congestion and other related issues. Using a virtual container yard system as a platform for sharing and providing information among the different port players to make freight logistics more efficient by means of street-turns is increasingly considered as a possible solution. This paper describes a simulation model that captures the essential features of such an implementation, and the results for different scenarios of input parameters, system environments and practical constraints in order to make the system feasible are presented and analyzed. The paper concludes with recommendations to achieve favorable conditions for practical implementation.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01049616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-3014
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 7:44PM