Title: Optimum weighbridge locations in container terminals

Authors: Yavuz Keceli; Mehmet Oguz

Addresses: College of Business Administration, American University of the Middle East, Block 3, Building 1, Egaila, Kuwait ' Graduate School of Social Sciences, Business Administration PhD Program, Near East University, Near East Boulevard, 99138 Nicosia TRNC Mersin 10, Turkey

Abstract: Weighing of containers is an important task in container terminals, and can lead to operational bottlenecks if it causes long queues. This study develops a simulation model to compare different container terminal layouts in terms of weighbridge location. The results indicate that when weighbridges are located at the gates rather than inside the terminal area, this causes shorter queues and leads to shorter truck turnaround times.

Keywords: weighbridges; optimum weighbridge locations; simulation models; container weighing; operational bottlenecks; container terminals; terminal layouts; truck turnaround times.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2019.100116

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2019 Vol.33 No.2, pp.190 - 204

Available online: 04 Jun 2019 *

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