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Container ship size and the implications on port call workload

Martin, Jeffrey, Martin, Sally and Pettit, Stephen ORCID: 2015. Container ship size and the implications on port call workload. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics 7 (5) , pp. 553-569. 10.1504/IJSTL.2015.072016

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As the TEU capacity of container ships has risen, there has been an increase in the workload experienced by container terminals during a ship call. This study quantifies the changes in berth and quay workload resulting from increased ship size and the impact on ship-to-shore service levels of North European terminals. First trends in TEUs per ship metre length since 1975 are presented, then, accounting for changes in the TEU Ratio, this is converted into shipto- shore moves to calculate a Berth Workload Index. Given the bay configurations of each ship, a Quay Crane Workload Index is then developed to determine the extent to which terminals have met these changes by deploying additional quay cranes or by improving quay crane performance. The study concludes by examining the impact of Maersks Triple E Class container ship on the workload of a berth and quay crane.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Inderscience
ISSN: 1756-6517
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 02:12

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