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Wiersma, Suzanne (author)
This research addresses the critical role of the Yard Utilization Rate (YUR) in the performance of container terminals, focusing on Rubber-Tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) container terminals. Existing literature reveals a gap in studies specifically targeting high YURs in RTG container terminals. The primary research question is, ”How to reduce Quay...
master thesis 2024
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van Meijeren, Michelle (author)
Electrification of numerous end-users is a worldwide trend to address climate change, according to the International Energy Agency. This trend has also reached container terminal operators. Currently most of the ship-to-shore cranes employed are electrified, leading to an increase in the required electrical power demand and to an increase in the...
master thesis 2023
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Stoter, Jasper (author)
Seaport operators are becoming more environmentally conscious and are looking to electrify their terminals to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. This leads to higher energy-related costs and more congestion on the electricity grid. This thesis investigates the potential of demand response as a viable strategy to reduce energy-related costs....
master thesis 2023
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Gerlach, Laurens (author)
Quay cranes on modern container terminals have the possibility to lift two 40ft. containers side by side. In order to be able to perform this type of lift, the crane must be equipped with a tandem spreader. As this type of spreader cannot be used for performing certain lifts, such as the handling of hatch covers, switches between single spreader...
master thesis 2022
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van der Velden, Mick (author)
Container terminals are critical infrastructure for the economy, and the need to digitalize is felt in the industry. One solution is to combine digital integration and process automation with a digital twin. This is an ideal tool to identify weaknesses and opportunities in the operations of a container terminal. However, digital twins are often...
master thesis 2022
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Wijnands, Patrick (author)
This thesis has provided insight into how machine learning can be beneficial to path planning in container terminals. Path planning algorithms can be used in environments with automated vehicles. A well known algorithm is the A* path planning algorithm, which is the fastest optimal path planning algorithm under satisfied conditions. However, the...
master thesis 2022
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de Kerpel, Ella (author)
A rapid increase in international trade volumes during recent years has led to truck congestion at container terminals’ gates during peak hours. This has consequences on the costs of trucking companies waiting long times behind the gates. Furthermore, it leads to containers arriving too late at the hinterland, a lower port attractiveness and...
master thesis 2022
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BURGOS GAJARDO, LUIS (author)
Container traffic worldwide has shown a growing trend during the last years. Also, the number of containers handled per call has increased for many terminals. This poses challenges to existing terminals for more efficient operations and higher productivity. Automation is a way some terminals have tried to achieve this. Most existing automated...
master thesis 2022
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Burgos Gajardo, L.A. (author), Taneja, P. (author), van Koningsveld, M. (author)
There is a global trend of automation of container terminals. However, there is a lack of literature to guide automation projects for brownfield terminals. Therefore, the experiences and lessons learnt from historical brownfield automation of container terminals are a valuable source of information to guide future projects. This paper describes...
journal article 2022
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van Battum, Coen H.H. (author), Wiegmans, B. (author), Atasoy, B. (author), van Wingerden, Erwin (author), de Waal, Arjen (author), Tavasszy, Lorant (author)
Container terminal capacity is often limited by (in)efficiency bottlenecks. This paper provides the design and proof of concept for the bottleneck mitigation cycle (BMC), consisting of three steps: bottleneck classification, detection and alleviation. While, often, the literature only focuses on alleviation of a single bottleneck and ignores...
journal article 2022
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Xin, J. (author), Meng, Chuang (author), D'Ariano, Andrea (author), Wang, Dongshu (author), Negenborn, R.R. (author)
Energy consumption is expected to be reduced while maintaining high productivity for container handling. This paper investigates a new energy-efficient scheduling problem of automated container terminals, in which quay cranes (QCs) and lift automated guided vehicles (AGVs) cooperate to handle inbound and outbound containers. In our scheduling...
journal article 2022
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van Battum, Coen (author)
Scarcity of maritime container terminal (MCT) capacity can become a problem for global supply chains. Bottlenecks limit the capacity of these terminals and should therefore be detected and alleviated. However, there is no structured approach available in literature to mitigate the effects of bottlenecks at MCTs. Therefore, this research...
master thesis 2021
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Pratelli, A. (author), van Duin, Ron (author), Souleyrette, R. (author), Bianchini, B. (author), Marigo, D. (author), Brocchini, L. (author), Teng, W. (author)
The modern distribution of goods is highly complex, as it supports a closely linked globalized world. In the development of port terminals, competition is no longer only at the level of services. The increase in maritime transport and demand/supply in the hinterlands, with ensuing problems of capacity, distribution and movement, have called for...
journal article 2021
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van der Wijst, Cindy (author)
The brownfield container terminal at the Maasvlakte aims at realizing a zero-emission vehicle fleet to strive for its aim to be zero-emission by 2040. Therefore, the research question is as follows: “What are the consequences for costs and operational performance of implementing mature renewable energy carriers for AGVs at the container...
master thesis 2020
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Alvita, R. (author)
Due to the increase of global containerized trade and container vessel sizes, the necessity of container terminal development is unavoidable. On the other hand, designing a container terminal is a very complex process, and on a concept design phase, a quick assessment for the design alternatives should be done in a limited time, cost, and effort...
master thesis 2020
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Ntriankos, Vasileios (author)
Over the last decades, containerisation became the major way to transport discrete goods replacing a part of general cargo trade and facing the increasing consumer demand of developed and developing world. As a result, container terminals became an important part of a lot of ports worldwide while new technology was developed to encounter the...
student report 2020
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Stam, Hugo (author)
The size of container ships is constantly growing over recent decades due to a continuous search for economies of scale by shipping lines. The growth of the container ships has necessitated ports to adapt, e.g. by increasing the water depth requirements. Many of the conventional onshore ports cannot receive larger ships without dredging...
master thesis 2020
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Pourmohammadzia, N. (author), Schulte, F. (author), Souravlias, D. (author), Negenborn, R.R. (author)
Automated ground vehicles (AGVs) are essential parts of container operations at many ports. Forming platoons—as conceptually established in trucking—may allow these vehicles to directly cater demand points such as dry ports in the hinterland. In this work, we aim to assess such AGV platoons in terms of operational efficiency and costs,...
conference paper 2020
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Koster, Piebe (author)
The design of a container terminal is a process that goes through a number of phases. One of the first is the concept design phase, which is needed to make a first assessment of the project's technical and financial feasibility. This phase is exploratory of nature, because of the early stage in the design cycle and consists of several tasks that...
master thesis 2019
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Mutters, Nienke (author)
With an increase in amount of container terminals competition between terminals has risen. Therefore it has become more and more important for terminal operators to conduct their work as efficient as possible. Efficient terminal operations are hindered by stochasticity, which is defined as random variation in parameter values. Due to missing...
master thesis 2019
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