A Formal Framework for Analyzing Performance of Container Terminal Operations

Eun-Jung Park, Byung-Hyun HA


Today, information technologies have been applied to operations in container terminals, and it is possible to collect operational log data due to development of equipment and operations technology. Terminal operators are collecting event log data and try to figure out the way of resolving operations problems. Operators want to analyze event logs to determine the causes of the operation problems, but it can hardly be done manually. In this paper, we suggest a formal framework to evaluate performance measures using the collected log data of operations in container terminals. The proposed formal framework supports different container terminal layout, operational processes, and equipment. Our formal framework is composed of specification of terminal layout, log data, workflow, statistics, and report, based on the concept of container handling objects. For validation of our framework, we have implemented a terminal performance analysis system based on the proposed framework.

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