Authors: Jack Kie Cheng, Chooi-Leng Ang, Razman Mat Tahar
Addresses: Division of Physical Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia. ' Division of Physical Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 06010 Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia. ' Department of Technology Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 26300 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Abstract: Container terminal face the pressure of servicing large vessels within the shortest time period and providing adequate facilities to service them. System dynamics was applied to understand, evaluate and model the operation of a container terminal. A Microworlds or management flight simulator was developed in this study to capture both the operational and strategic level processes of a container terminal. The operational level model was used to evaluate the relationship and interdependency between the berth and yard operations while the strategic level model was used for capacity planning.
Keywords: container terminals; logistics; modelling; simulation; Microworlds; system dynamics; management flight simulator; berth operations; yard operations; capacity planning.
International Journal of Modelling in Operations Management, 2011 Vol.1 No.3, pp.289 - 309
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