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    Parcels of land, generally adjacent to the waterway, that have adequate structures and equipment to load, unload, or store marine cargoes or passengers.
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.