Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Carla Gili; Estefanía Soler MCS-2007:17, pp. 76. TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik, 2007.

The work

Författare / Author: Carla Gili, Estefanía Soler
Titel / Title: Comparison and Evaluation of Different Types of Vehicles to Transport Containers within an Intermodal Terminal
Abstrakt Abstract:

Due to globalisation, transport policies have been changing and adapting to increase the demands and the needs of the market. Sea ports have a major role in the economic system in which they coordinate the transport of large volumes of cargo in long distances with a high level of productivity.

The growth of handling cargo has led to increase congestion in roads because roads are the most used method to transport goods between port and its hinterland. This is the reason why many West European ports are working with train terminals as an alternative form of transport.
As part of an intermodal case of study, we have focused on train terminal operations at the port of Barcelona, because currently there is not enough capacity, but it is expected to increase within the next ten years. Moreover, because of the limited geographicalarea, it is important to take in consideration the method for managing the logistics within the container terminal in Barcelona.

The objective of this study is to develop a model to analyse and evaluate different types of horizontal transport between the yard and the train terminal at the port of Barcelona in order to identify the most suitable transport system. We compare five different transport systems under three scenarios. The results indicate that some horizontal transport systems are more efficient than others.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Computersystems
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: AGVs, Container Terminals, Queuing Theory, Intermodal Terminal Modelling

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Datavetenskapligt program/Computer Science
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 11/29/2007
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Dr. Lawrence E. Henesey
Examinator / Examiner: Rune Gustavsson
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TEK/avd. för programvaruteknik
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Port of BArcelona, Universidad de Barcelona and TTS Port Equipment

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