Performance improvement of maritime container terminals through the bottleneck mitigation cycle

Coen H.H. van Battum*, B. Atasoy, B. Wiegmans, Lorant Tavasszy, Arjen De Waal, Erwin van Wingerden

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Scarcity of maritime container terminal (MCT) capacity can become a problem for global supply chains. Bottlenecks limit the capacity of these terminals and should therefore be alleviated. However, there is no structured approach available in current literature to mitigate the effects of bottlenecks at MCTs. Therefore, this research introduces a holistic approach called the bottleneck mitigation cycle (BMC) which consists of three steps: bottleneck classification, bottleneck detection, and bottleneck alleviation. This research aims to provide a proof of concept of this approach.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventIAME 2021 Conference: 'Accelerating Transitions' - nHow hotel, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 24 Nov 202127 Nov 2021


ConferenceIAME 2021 Conference
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