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Storage yard layout at container terminals

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dc.contributor.author Zouein, P.
dc.contributor.author Saade, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-09T08:12:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-09T08:12:26Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6021
dc.description.abstract Beirut Container Terminal (BCT) is the only port facility available in Lebanon that handles all sea trade Lebanon does with foreign countries. Optimizing its container handling and storage operations is vital for its growth and prosperity. This paper presents the re-layout of a portion of BCT storage yard that is operated by Beirut Container Terminal Consortium (BCTC). The re-layout is done using dedicated storage and is solved as an allocation problem where container types are re-allocated to Blocks in order to minimize the average distance traveled by internal trucks daily. Minimizing this distance is important in reducing the vessel turnaround time and offers BCTC the opportunity to reduce one of its major operating costs by reducing the number of internal trucks needed to service vessels daily. The proposed layout brought forth improvements in different performance measures of the storage system at BCT. It reduced the average distance traveled by internal trucks by 38.78% and increased the yard’s ground slots utilization and TEU throughput capacity by 8.25% and 4.73% respectively. The paper concludes by discussing the benefits of using dedicated storage over randomized or other storage methods for the re-layout of the storage yard at BCT. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Acta en_US
dc.title Storage yard layout at container terminals en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.title.subtitle the case of Beirut container terminal en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199690230 en_US
dc.author.department Industrial And Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.keywords Modelling en_US
dc.keywords Optimization en_US
dc.keywords Container terminal en_US
dc.keywords Layout en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Zouein, P., & Saade, L. (2007, August). Storage yard layout at container terminals: the case of Beirut container terminal. In Applied Simulation and Modelling: 16 th IASTED International Conference Proceedings. en_US
dc.author.email pzouein@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.title Proceeding (581) Applied Simulation and Modelling - 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.actapress.com/PaperInfo.aspx?PaperID=31393&reason=500 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1802-0459 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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