Terminals nowadays are facing demands that prompt them to optimize processes and deliver more efficient container handling systems. A considerable competition among ports, a huge variety of ship and vehicle design, rising competition among ports and in ship design, as well as the increasing capacity of terminals and vessels compel terminal operators to find more efficient ways to handle container terminal activity.
Optimization is now the new focus of container terminal innovations. Berth allocation, quay crane management and yard operations remain the most pressing issues at the terminals. Their optimization remains the only way for terminals to stay in touch with the technical progress and improve their overall profitability.
Container terminal optimization also includes processes that eliminate poor design decisions. Terminal operators much utilize the most effective solutions to maximize productive results of every operation. Container terminal optimization aims to fix the ineffective flaws in design and help to develop the best solutions.
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 and yard operations.
Performance and profitability improvements require further optimization processes: the terminal design layout, operational setup, equipment management and other operations in the container terminal.
As of now, TOS became an integral part of the optimization process, which offers hi-tech features that simplify equipment and workforce management.