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Title: Equipment selection and layout planning – literature overview and research directions
Language: English
Authors: Kastner, Marvin  
Kämmerling, Nicolas 
Jahn, Carlos 
Clausen, Uwe 
Editor: Jahn, Carlos 
Kersten, Wolfgang  
Ringle, Christian M.  
Keywords: Logistics;Industry 4.0;Supply Chain Management;Sustainability;City Logistics;Maritime Logistics;Data Science
Issue Date: Sep-2020
Publisher: epubli
Source: Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 30 : 485-519 (2020)
Part of Series: Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 
Volume number: 30
Abstract (english): 
Purpose: When container terminals are planned or converted, among others the most suitable container handling system needs to be selected and the appropriate terminal layout needs to be designed. These two planning activities are mutually de-pendent and affect the costs and future operational performance. This leads to the question of how to arrive at a (near-)optimal solution for given criteria. Methodology: A mapping review is conducted to investigate how the container han-dling system is selected and how the terminal layout is designed. Literature is exam-ined regarding the employed methodology, the performance indicator(s) to opti-mize, and the way terminal layout and equipment selection have been jointly con-sidered. Findings: Various methods have been used to assess a suitable container handling system and the appropriate layout. Commonly, mathematical optimization is used to arrive at a suggestion and simulation is the tool to evaluate proposed decisions. Aspects such as handling costs, travel distances, or ecological factors are sought to be optimized. Originality: Several literature reviews in the past years investigated approaches to the plethora of scheduling problems at container terminals. Here, the two strategic planning activities equipment selection and layout planning are presented in detail. This publication focuses on how the dependency of the two activities has been han-dled in literature.
Conference: Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL) 2020 
DOI: 10.15480/882.3147
ISBN: 978-3-753123-47-9
ISSN: 2365-5070
Institute: Maritime Logistik W-12 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
License: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0) CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0)
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