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Exploring congestion impact beyond the bulk cargo terminal gate

Neagoe, M ORCID: 0000-0003-4362-8132, Taskhiri, MS ORCID: 0000-0002-9871-361X, Nguyen, H-O ORCID: 0000-0002-9167-0143, Hvolby, H-H and Turner, P ORCID: 0000-0003-4504-2338 2018 , 'Exploring congestion impact beyond the bulk cargo terminal gate', in C Jahn and W Kersten and CM Ringle (eds.), Logistics 4.0 and Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Proceedings of HICL 2018 , epubli GmbH, Berlin,, Germany, pp. 63-82 .

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Bulk cargo terminal congestion management, approaches have tended to bealmost exclusively focused on the sea side of bulk terminals. To-date there hasbeen very limited work on land-side approaches to mitigate congestion in bulkterminals. This research aims to address these gaps by considering the effectivenessof multiple congestion management methods across a range of throughputscenarios. This paper develops a discrete event simulation model based on datacollected from an Australian bulk wood chip export maritime terminal and analysesthe effect of infrastructure and process improvements on gate congestionand hinterland logistics chains. The improvements include: variations of terminalconfigurations, a terminal appointment system and gate automation technology.This paper argues that traditional efficiency and utilization measures fail to capturethe impact of these alternatives over the whole hinterland logistics chain.Results indicate that the gate automation technology and the introduction ofan appointment system can reduce average turnaround times by approximately20%. Interestingly additional unloading capacity has a relatively small influence(<10%) on the average turnaround time under the initial truck arrival frequency.Significantly, findings highlight how the range of alternatives that improve efficiencyand utilization can be impaired when organizations do not plan andnegotiate impacts with other terminal users along the hinterland logistics chain.The impact of these alternatives needs to be evaluated in the broader hinterlandperspective to enhance stakeholder ’buy-in’ and resilience over time of solutionsimplemented.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:Neagoe, M and Taskhiri, MS and Nguyen, H-O and Hvolby, H-H and Turner, P
Keywords: maritime logistics, truck appointment system, coordination, marine bulk terminal
Journal or Publication Title: Logistics 4.0 and Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Proceedings of HICL 2018
Publisher: epubli GmbH, Berlin,
ISSN: 2365-5070
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Copyright 2018 the authors.Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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