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International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015, 3(2), 91-98
DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-3-2-6
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Optimizing the Operational Process at Container Terminal

Khaled MILI1 and Tarek SADRAOUI2,

1Laboratory of Operations Research, Decision and Control of Processes, Department of Quantitative Methods, Higher Institute of Business Administration of Gafsa Tunisia

2Department of Quantitative Methods, Higher Institute of Business Administration of Gafsa, Laboratory of Modeling and Optimization for Decisional, Industrial and Logistic Systems, (MODELIS)

Pub. Date: February 12, 2015

Cite this paper:
Khaled MILI and Tarek SADRAOUI. Optimizing the Operational Process at Container Terminal. International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015; 3(2):91-98. doi: 10.12691/ijefm-3-2-6

Abstract

This paper presents a general study of different elements that comprise the operation process for working a maritime container terminal, defining the operation ratios concerned and the interactions between them; similarly, the parameters that affect the operational process are designated. This paper aims to develop an approach to the problem focused on case-study: the Tunisian Terminal. A quantitative analysis is carried out which allows comparative strategies to be recognized and applied to practical cases. The correct planning and execution of operations on a container terminal is a critical element in the strategy of a terminal. Experience and knowledge of the problems that can arise is fundamental when attempting to treat these operations. In this paper, we identify the different measures of the various types of production, and the difficulties that could be faced when maximizing the container terminal’s productivity. Lastly, we recommend some propositions concerning what is being done presently at the terminals to realize their operational objectives.

Keywords:
component; container terminal port management optimization Tunisia

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