Container Handling in the Yard Area
All types of container handling operations in yard blocks are identified. Their properties are evaluated in order to enable a classification of handling operations. In this sense, it is distinguished between handover handling and re-handling operations. Based on the handling types, self-contained planning problems for container handling in yard blocks are formally defined. First, a general taxonomy for the problem types is purposed. Afterwards, individual problems are stated and classified according to the proposed scheme. The main properties of each problem in terms of yard block layout and yard crane system among others are evaluated and contrasted with the other handling problems for the purpose of comparison. In the end, the problem scope of this work is formulated as the result of this chapter.
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