Improved Inter Terminal Transportation using Agent Technology

Lawrence Henesey
Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlshamn, Sweden

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Ingår i: 30th Annual Workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society SAIS 2017, May 15–16, 2017, Karlskrona, Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 137:7, s. 60-67

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Publicerad: 2017-05-12

ISBN: 978-91-7685-496-9

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Many maritime logistics centres worldwide are experiencing large number of inter-terminal transportation volumes, which raises the complexity of transportation processes between the terminals. Different vehicle systems exist for transporting containers between different terminals, however they often are inefficient due to poor planning or scheduling. We present a solution for dynamic planning of resources by using an agent based simulation tool. The results showed improved resource planning and utilization of different resources in the network of terminals. A cost comparison of different vehicles systems is further analysed in order to identify the best choice of vehicle system for a given scenario.


Inter-terminal transportation, Container terminal, Automated guided vehicle, Agent based simulation


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