1st Edition

Intelligent Freight Transportation

By Petros A. Ioannou Copyright 2008
    344 Pages 76 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    340 Pages 76 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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