Container stacking rules are an important factor in container terminal efficiency. We build on prior research and use a discrete-event simulation model to evaluate the impact of a truck announcement system on the performance of online container stacking rules. The information that is contained in the announcement, i.e., the expected departure time for an import container, can be used to schedule pre-emptive remarshall moves. These moves can then be performed when the workload is low in order to decrease the export time and the crane workload at peak times.

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Keywords Container rehandling, Container stacking, Marine terminals, Simulation, Truck appointment system
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Series ERIM Article Series (EAS)
Journal Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal
Note Online First, 22 July 2011
van Asperen, E, Borgman, B, & Dekker, R. (2013). Evaluating impact of truck announcements on container stacking efficiency. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 1–14. doi:10.1007/s10696-011-9108-1