Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Publisher URL:
Title: Reducing truck congestion at ports – classification and trends
Language: English
Authors: Lange, Ann-Kathrin  
Schwientek, Anne  
Jahn, Carlos  
Keywords: drayage; port logistics; congestion; classification scheme
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: epubli
Source: Digitalization in Maritime and Sustainable Logistics
Abstract (english): 
Truck drayage in container ports faces several challenges. Due to the ongoing growth of container ship sizes, there are increasingly high peak situations in landside container handling at logistic nodes in the port, e.g. container terminals, empty depots, freight stations. In combination with rising demands to improve the port’s ecological footprint this requires the port and its companies to adapt to the situation in order to reduce congestion. To identify important methods, key parameters, past developments and future trends a classification scheme based on an extensive literature survey on waiting times at terminals and drayage operations is conducted and applied to 71 publications. The analyzed methods to reduce congestion in the port range from optimizing the infrastructure to controlling truck arrival times. While this problem is mainly analyzed from a container terminal perspective, its impacts also affect other stakeholders in the port as trucking companies, empty depots or freight stations. Past literature surveys mainly focus on either one method or one stakeholder. This led to limited assessments for the whole drayage networks in ports. Therefore, the developed classification scheme is a basis to identify promising further research areas while enabling a more holistic approach.
Conference: Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 2017 
DOI: 10.15480/882.1484
ISBN: 9783745043327
ISSN: 2365-5070
Journal: Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
License: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0) CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0)
Volume number: 24
Appears in Collections:Publications with fulltext

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
lange_schwientek_jahn_reducing_truck_congestion_hicl_2017.pdfReducing Truck Congestion at Ports – Classification and Trends2,05 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Show full item record

Page view(s)

Last Week
Last month
checked on Sep 29, 2022


checked on Sep 29, 2022

Google ScholarTM


Note about this record

Cite this record


This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons