Minimization of energy consumption within a container terminal

Abstract

Container terminals require large amounts of energy due to the intensity of their operations. The limited area available for storing containers as well as the ever-increasing need for time efficiency has interesting implications in the energy demands of the port as a system. This work examines the energy demands of in-port container movements for several common terminal layouts and equipment types with a particular focus on minimising energy requirements for horizontal transportation of containers in the yard subject to meeting volume handling requirements.

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EURO
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Thalis Zis
PhD (2012-2015)
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Panagiotis Angeloudis
Associate Professor