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Advancements in Civil Engineering & Technology

Inter Terminal Transport in Port Areas around the Globe

  • Open or Close Qu Hu1, Francesco2, Corman3 and Bart Wiegmans3,4*

    1 Deppartment of Marine and Transport Technology, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

    2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    1 Department of Transport & Planning, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

    1 Associate Transport Institute, University of Manitoba, Canada

    *Corresponding author: Bart Wiegmans, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Submission: April 16, 2018; Published: May 03, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACET.2018.01.000506

ISSN 2639-0574
Volume1 Issue2


Generally, inter-terminal transport (ITT) refers to the container transport between terminals and service centers (e.g., empty depots) using any type of transport modes Duinkerken et al. [1], Heilig & Voss [2]. Moving containers between terminals inside a port might seem unreasonable as it leads to extra service time and cost. However, ITT is somehow inevitable in most major ports, and the reason could be twofold.

Abbreviations: MTS: Multi-Trailer System; AGV: Automated Guided Vehicle; ALV: Automated Lifting Vehicle; ITT: Inter-Terminal Transport

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