Increasing capacity at ports and goods movement in the supply chain in general, while also satisfying environmental, economic, political, labor union, and other constraints is, arguably, the greatest challenge of modern transportation. With space at a premium and costs through the roof, it is increasingly obvious that the traditional solutions are not feasible in the short- or even medium-term. However, advances in information technology, telecommunications, data management, and computation tools, coupled with recent research in systems optimization and control, may provide promising new approaches.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Intelligent Freight Transportation, P, Ioannou
Automated Container Terminal Concepts, P. Ioannou and H. Jula
Automated Container Terminals: Lessons Learned for Future Successes, E. Dougherty
Operational Issues in Modern Container Terminals, K.H. Kim
Models for Cross-Border Land Transportation of Ocean Containers, R.K. Cheung
Container Port Choice and Container Port Performance Criteria: A Case Study on the Ceres Paragon Terminal in Amsterdam, R. Kroon and I.F.A.. Vis
Inland Ports: Current Operations and Future Trends, E. Savacool
Inland Terminal Concepts, A. Ballis
Maglev Freight Conveyor Systems, K.A. James
Container Movements with Time Windows, H. Jula
Intermodal Drayage Routing and Scheduling, A.L. Erera and K.R. Smilowitz
Crane Double Cycling in Container Ports, A. Goodchild and C. Daganzo
Empty Container Reuse, H. Jula, H. Chang, A. Chassiakos, and P. Ioannou
Port Labor: The Effects of Competition, Devolution, Labor Reform,
Trade, and Technology, K. Monaco, C. Ann Mulcahy, and L. Helfman
Intelligent Freight Technologies: A Longshore Perspective, D. Miretti
Environmental Management of the Logistic Chain: Concepts and Perspectives, A. Michail and C.F. Wooldridge
Green Ports and Green Ships, C.F. Wooldridge, T.H. Wakeman, and S. Theofanis
Ioannou\, Petros A.
"… addresses aspects of most of the issues affecting throughput for very large container ports. … well organized, flowing from an introduction to the automation of terminals, then inland terminals as adjuncts to marine seaport terminals, followed by pieces related to container movement logistics."
—Kevin Horn, Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Vol. 50, No. 2 (Summer 2011), p. 117‐119