Data Flow Across the Maritime Value Chain

Case Study on an Integration of Sea Ports and Hinterland Players
  • Sebastian Jürgens
  • Roman Grig
  • Ralf Elbert
  • Frank Straube
Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 49)


This paper highlights the importance of cross-actor integration on the informational level. It reveals that transparency of data flow along the value chain is a relevant factor for terminal operation. A case study outlined in this paper presents potential improvements through an informational integration of actors within the maritime transport network.


Container Terminal Terminal Operator Electronic Data Interchange Pilot Scheme Informational Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Jürgens
    • 1
  • Roman Grig
    • 2
  • Ralf Elbert
    • 2
  • Frank Straube
    • 3
  1. 1.Hamburger Hafen Logistik AGHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Chair for Logistics Services and Transport – Berlin Institute of TechnologyBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Chair for Logistics – Berlin Institute of TechnologyBerlinGermany

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