Container Terminal Efficiency

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Running head: CONTAINER TERMINAL EFFICIENCY

Container Terminal Efficiency
Joshua K. Hodgin
American Military University

CONTAINER TERMINAL EFFICIENCY With a projected 186% [ (The Agile Port Efficient Marine Terminal) ] increase of containers moved through ports by 2025, terminals are forced to relook at how efficient cargo is being handled. Even though there are required methods by law, container terminals can be more efficient by more effective inspection processes and container handling improvements. Container terminals of today consist of robust equipment and processes that enables cargo to be transported throughout the world. Using intermodal transportation practices, the terminals very effectively transfer cargo between three different modes of transportation; ship, train, truck. The question now what improvements are being made to make processes more efficient and effective while staying in line with current laws? We will explore different innovations of terminal processes, future designs of transportation equipment and enhanced cargo inspection processes. Container terminals have the responsibility to move cargo as quickly and efficiency as possible and the Agile Port System is helping ports do just that.
Innovations of Terminal Processes “An Agile Port is a marine terminal or system of terminals capable of accommodating varying cargo quantities and types while minimizing operation interruptions within the terminal” (US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration). The concept is to shift storage facilities from the ocean harbors to inland facilities. These ports have the flexibility of handling commercial throughput capacity and infrastructure for military loading operations. The Agile Port System incorporates immediate transfer of containers between the Efficient Maritime Terminal (EMT) and Intermodal Interface Center…...

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