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IJET 2017 Vol.9(5): 354-358 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2017.V9.997

Simulation-Based Trucks Configuration for Twin 40 Feet Quay Cranes in Container Terminals

Peng Yun, Wang Wenyuan, Zhang Qi, Chen Modi, and Zhang Ran
Abstract—Twin 40 feet quay cranes are used to improve handling efficiency in container terminals. However, the recommended value of container trucks number is not given in national norms. After discussing the operating characteristics of the twin 40 feet quay cranes, a microscopic traffic simulation model is built for a container terminal with twin 40 feet quay cranes in Dalian to research for trucks configuration problem. Container terminal apron, yard and port gate area are included in this model. By running the simulation model, the traffic operation rule in container terminals with twin 40 feet quay cranes and the relationship between container trucks number and the average handling efficiency of twin 40 feet quay cranes can be observed. Lastly, the suggestion of optimal numbers of container trucks are given, which can provide experience and reference for container terminals planning with twin 40 feet quay cranes.

Index Terms—Container terminals, twin 40 feet quay cranes, trucks configuration, traffic simulation.

The authors are with the Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China (e-mail: yun_peng@yahoo.com, wangwenyuan@dlut.edu.cn, zhangqidlut@163.com, chenmd@mail.dlut.edu.cn, zhangran.dlut@foxmail.com).

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Cite: Peng Yun, Wang Wenyuan, Zhang Qi, Chen Modi, and Zhang Ran, "Simulation-Based Trucks Configuration for Twin 40 Feet Quay Cranes in Container Terminals," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 354-358, 2017.

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