MAS 2011 Proceeding

Modelling and Analysing the Impact of Manual Handling Processes in Seaports

Authors:   Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Michael Görges, Ralf Matthies


The handling of general cargo in seaports is a time- consuming and resource-intensive activity. In order to sustain competitive, ports have to offer efficient handling processes, leading to short vessel laytimes and fast handling operations. A possible solution approach is the implementation of novel handling technologies. This paper evaluates the potentials of a magnetic device for the handling of steel metal products in seaports. Due to the dynamics of that specific handling process and the interlinks to other actors in the process a simulative approach is applied for analyzing possible benefits concerning the handling frequency.

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