Plan validation for container terminals

  title={Plan validation for container terminals},
  author={Csaba A. Boer and Yvo A. Saanen},
  journal={Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference 2014},
Terminal operating systems (TOS) play a major role in today's terminal performance. A TOS is used to create operational plans in order to ensure timely handling of vessels, trucks and trains at minimal operational cost. Creating appropriate operational plans forms a challenge for the planners, as plans should take into account a variety of aspects, such as grounding decisions and equipment dispatching. In addition, several decisions have to be made within a limited time frame, couple of hours… CONTINUE READING