Optimizing the Block Size in Container Yards

A block is the basic unit of storage space in container terminals. This study proposes two methods for optimizing the block size, by considering the throughput requirements of yard cranes (YCs) and the block storage requirements. To estimate the YC performance, cycle-time models of various handling operations of YCs are analytically derived. Two types of container yards are examined: those with blocks that are laid out parallel to the quay and those laid out vertical to the quay.


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  • Accession Number: 01144739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2009 9:40AM