A considerable competition among ports, a huge variety of ship and vehicle design, and the increasing capacity of terminals and vessels compel terminal operators to find more efficient ways to handle container terminal activity. That's the only way to stay in touch with the technical progress and improve the terminal's overall profitability.
Container terminal optimization aims to eliminate design flaws and helps develop the best solution to maximize results. Such optimization includes terminal design, operational setup, the allocation of equipment, systems, etc. For example, terminal operators can use mathematical approaches and software to develop workable solutions for berth allocation, quay crane scheduling, and other yard operations.