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Title: Truck appointment systems : how can they be improved and what are their limits?
Language: English
Authors: Lange, Ann-Kathrin  
Nellen, Nicole  
Jahn, Carlos  
Editor: Kersten, Wolfgang  
Jahn, Carlos  
Blecker, Thorsten 
Ringle, Christian M.  
Keywords: Port Logistics
Issue Date: Sep-2022
Publisher: epubli
Source: Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 33: 615-655 (2022)
Abstract (english): 
Purpose: Rising handling volumes and increasingly profound disruptions of global transport chains are placing severe stresses on container terminal processes. This affects landside handling in particular. In order to relieve this burden, more and more truck appointment systems have been introduced over the past 20 years, but they have only partially fulfilled the hopes placed in them. This study identifies the potential for improvement but also shows the limitations of this approach.
Methodology: In order to highlight the different approaches used both in academia and in practice to adapt truck appointment systems to the respective requirements and to arm them against disruptions, a structured literature review was conducted. A total of 136 scientific publications were classified and the results were evaluated in detail.
Findings: The developed solution approaches often only refer to individual sub-problems of container terminals instead of including the entire terminal or even the entire port with all its stakeholders. Furthermore, combinations of different methods are rarely used, where the weaknesses of individual methods could be compensated.
Originality: The massive disruption of the global transportation chain has created new challenges for truck appointment systems. A structured analysis of the possibilities and limits has not yet taken place from this point of view.
Conference: Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 2022 
DOI: 10.15480/882.4706
ISBN: 978-3-756541-95-9
ISSN: 2365-5070
Institute: Maritime Logistik W-12 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
License: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0) CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0)
Part of Series: Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 
Volume number: 33
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