OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE FOR OPTIMIZING MED PORT TERMINAL LOGISTICS PROCESSES
Buiza Camacho, Gracia
Martín Encinas, Enrique
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Mediterranean (MED) port terminals are major logistics hubs for the circulation of goods, not only within the MED basin but also connecting European countries with key Asian ports. The efficiency of operations inside the port terminal as well as the connection of the terminal to its attached logistics areas are a constant challenge for the port operations personnel. New technologies are a vital instrument in this process. In the framework of INTE-TRANSIT project, two different open-source based software were developed: the first one which is pilot-demonstrated in the ports of Piraeus (Greece), Valencia (Spain) and Luka (Slovenia) aims to automate and improve container and yard equipment monitoring and visualization; the second one which is pilot-demonstrated in the Algeciras Bay logistics area (Spain) as well as the port of Naples (Italy) targets an increased cohesion between the port terminal and its regional and local networks and calculates a range of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) affecting the corresponding operations. Both tools are based on an open and modular architecture, have different mapping capabilities in order to fit different port requirements and, finally, offer flexible configuration options to the user.
- CIDIP 2015 (Granada)