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Influence of TAS' Characteristics on the Related Drayage Network

: Lange, Ann-Kathrin; Kühl, Kristof Ole; Schwientek, Anne Kathrina; Jahn, Carlos

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Simulation Notes Europe 29 (2019), Nr.3, S.137-140
ISSN: 2305-9974 (Print)
ISSN: 2306-0271 (Online)
ISSN: 2164-5353
Zeitschriftenaufsatz, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IML ()
Drayage Network; TAS

Truck drayage transports in the port connect container terminals with other logistics nodes as empty container depots, freight stations or customs stations. Due to the large proportion of drayage transports in the overall truck arrivals at container terminals and their relatively high costs in the maritime transport chain, drayage transports have high importance in port processes. To reduce peaks in truck arrivals, container terminals more and more often implement truck appointment systems (TAS), which require trucking companies to book specific time windows for handling prior to their transports. Besides on their impact on the container terminals, these TAS also effect the other stakeholders in the drayage network, which has been neglected in scientific studies so far. This study aims to analyze the effect of TAS capacity and utilization on the arrival times at other logistics nodes as well as on the number of successfully executed orders per truck.