Smart port-hinterland integration: conceptual proposal and simulation-based analysis in Brazilian ports
by Enzo Morosini Frazzon; Jonas Mendes Constante; Yuri Triska; Juliana Vieira Dos Santos Albuquerque; Julián Martinez-Moya; Lucas De Souza Silva; Amir Mattar Valente
International Journal of Integrated Supply Management (IJISM), Vol. 12, No. 4, 2019

Abstract: Global supply chains drive international trade growth, imposing challenges upon port operations. To cope with rising volumes, involved participants in port logistics systems must adopt a coordinated and streamlined operational decision-making. Along with suitable infrastructure, the proper deployment of smart concepts and technologies can improve port-hinterland connection. In this context, this paper aims to propose a smart port-hinterland integration concept, which allows for vehicle flow operational visibility and synchronisation. The concept is assessed considering real-world data obtained from five major Brazilian ports, which aimed to mitigate infrastructure challenges. Obtained results substantiate that the adoption of smart port logistics systems improves the efficiency and reliability of port-hinterland integration, reducing disruptions risks for involved global supply chains.

Online publication date: Mon, 21-Oct-2019

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