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By Ek Peng Chew, Loo Hay Lee, Loon Ching Tang

This well timed booklet discusses the hot advancements in maritime logistics, a massive really expert sector for the worldwide financial system. It contains concerns comparable to the hot financial obstacle, port pageant and improvement, and offers insights and developments on the subject of those matters. inclusive of well known researchers around the world, the first target of the e-book identifies many of the new difficulties and demanding situations confronted and leading edge ideas to deal with those difficulties

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Yang et al. The Hong Kong port is well-regarded as a highly efficient international container port in the world. It possesses one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world and operates in a business-friendly environment with world-class infrastructure, The port, handling 24,248,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers in 2008, is served by 192,000 vessels from some 80 international shipping lines that provide over 450 container liner services per week connecting to over 500 destinations worldwide.

June 28, 2011 16:39 9in x 6in Advances in Maritime Logistics & Supply . . b1185-ch01 X. J. Yang et al. 36 freight transportation today. Hence, many researchers have examined the issue of achieving port efficiency via operations optimization in the context of container terminals. Among these studies, the adequate provision and effective allocation of berthing facilities are seen to have received much attention due to the fact that berthing (including waiting time of ships to load and unload their cargo) accounts for a significant portion of vessel time at port and inefficient berthing entails unnecessary productivity loss.

J. Yang et al. 36 freight transportation today. Hence, many researchers have examined the issue of achieving port efficiency via operations optimization in the context of container terminals. Among these studies, the adequate provision and effective allocation of berthing facilities are seen to have received much attention due to the fact that berthing (including waiting time of ships to load and unload their cargo) accounts for a significant portion of vessel time at port and inefficient berthing entails unnecessary productivity loss.

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