Simulation as a Terminal-Planning Approach

  • Nils Kemme
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


As container terminals are systems with high degrees of complexity, dynamics and stochastic relations, simulation is often considered to be the method of choice for analysing all kinds of planning problems at seaport container terminals. In this chapter, the use of simulation for investigating strategical and operational planning problems of automated RMGC systems is addressed. It is started with a brief introduction to the field of simulation analysis, which is followed by a review of existing simulation studies with respect to concepts, assumptions and possible shortcomings of the implemented simulation models. Based on this literature review as well as generally accepted guidelines for the design of simulation models, some basic principles for a new simulation model addressing the research questions of this work are summarised. The chapter is closed with an introduction to conceptual design, main features, assumptions and limitations as well as validation and verification aspects of the RMGC-simulation model that is actually used for the simulation study of this work.


Container Terminal Crane Operation Feeder Vessel Vehicle Arrival Expert Validation 
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  • Nils Kemme
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  1. 1.University of HamburgHamburgGermany

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