Design and simulation of a conceptual automated yard using new combination system

Ng Fa Ho*, Rong Jyh Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Citations (Scopus)


Booming the global container trade, scarcity of land at ports in many metropolitan areas has the same difficulties with expanding the terminal area to improve capacity. As a result, alternative solutions, high-density, Automated Container Terminals (ACT) are currently considered to increase the performance of container terminal. In this paper, a concept of New Combination system-ACT (NC-ACT) is proposed. The average percentage cost per container and land needed is analyzed, evaluated, and compared with four prior systems. Four prior systems include general ACT (AGV-ACT) using Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Linear Motor Conveyance System (LMCS), overhead Grid Rail system (GR), and Automated Storage/Retrieval System (AS/RS). NC-ACT is shown that the efficiency is higher, the capacity is higher, unchecked containers are accessed randomly, and it has lower average percentage cost/ storage capacity/acre than four prior ACT systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Oct 182006 Oct 21

Publication series

Name2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference


Conference2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Automated Container Terminals (ACT)
  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
  • Cost analyze
  • Forty-foot equipment units (FEU)
  • Twenty-foot equipment units

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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