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    Facilities featuring warehouse-type buildings used for packing outbound containers, unpacking inbound containers, and for receipt and distribution of less-than-truckload cargoes.
Published: 2011
Authors: Dr. Anne Goodchild, Wenjuan Zhao, Erica Wygonik
Journal/Book: Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
This article provides an overview of the applications of operations research (OR) techniques to marine container terminals. The article begins by providing a summary of marine container terminal operations. Following this, a series of decision problems are identified, to which OR techniques have been applied. These include quayside, yard, and landside decision problems. In each section, the problems, technical approaches, and outcomes are described.
Published: 2007
Authors: Dr. Anne Goodchild, C.F. Daganzo
Journal/Book: Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
The Clean Trucks Program is a Clean Air Action Plan initiative currently being adopted by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. This paper examines the Clean Trucks Program’s current requirements and estimates the impact on terminal operations. Using terminal operations data supplied by three terminal operating companies, we conduct a simple queuing analysis and present a regression model that allows us to consider the potential impact of the policy changes.
Published: 2006
Authors: Dr. Anne Goodchild, C. Daganzo
Journal/Book: Transportation Science
Loading ships as they are unloaded (double cycling) can improve the efficiency of a quay crane and container port. This paper describes the double-cycling problem, and presents solution algorithms and simple formulae to determine reductions in the number of operations and operating time using the technique. We focus on reducing the number of operations necessary to turn around a row of a ship. The problem is first formulated as a scheduling problem, which can be solved optimally.