3 The Impact of Simulators on Container Productivity

corresponding Author: Aelentably@kau.edu.sa


Container terminal management is a very complex process involving many vital decisions to develop many appropriate solutions to increase plant productivity. There is a special allocation for the spaces of the places where containers are collected. Here is the problem of what the allocated area is. Then there is a decision that must be made. Then the decisions regarding the cranes and which suits the squares and what are the other ones that fit the berths. Emissions resulting from the operation of cranes and therefore a vital decision in this regard. The number of suitable cranes for loading and unloading with the container ships. Here is the location of another vital decision. What is the total area suitable for that station and the principles of dividing the area between the exported containers and the incoming containers? What are the containers that guarantee the hazardous materials, the container gates and the internal roads of the station? In order to maximize the economic return and productivity higher than the break- even point. Simulators are an important tool to rationalize decisions and achieve target productivity. This is the objective of the present paper to provide the contribution of simulation techniques to serve the container terminal in order to enhance the collaboration with terminal components and help reducing costs.

Keywords: transportation, berth management, scheduling, simulation, optimization




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