Container terminal operation and operations research - a classification and literature review

@article{Steenken2004ContainerTO,
  title={Container terminal operation and operations research - a classification and literature review},
  author={Dirk Steenken and Stefan Vo{\ss} and Robert Stahlbock},
  journal={OR Spectrum},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={3-49}
}
Abstract.In the last four decades the container as an essential part of a unit-load-concept has achieved undoubted importance in international sea freight transportation. With ever increasing containerization the number of seaport container terminals and competition among them have become quite remarkable. Operations are nowadays unthinkable without effective and efficient use of information technology as well as appropriate optimization (operations research) methods. In this paper we describe… 
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