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An Economic Analysis of Transportation Equipments at Container Terminals
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An Economic Analysis of Transportation Equipments at Container Terminals
Jung, Sung-Ho; Lim, Dong-Seok; Nam, Ki-Chan;
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The motivation of this study is the recent advancement of the Straddle Carrier (S/C). Previously Straddle Carrier (S/C) system was used focusing on container lift on/off due to its lower driving speed than that of (Y/T). Shuttle Carrier is evaluated as an upgraded Straddle Carrier. Recently, however, the driving speed of (S/C) has been improved to the level of Yard Tractor and Trailer systems (Y/T), which is 30Km per hour which makes (S/C) qualified as terminal in-yard transportation equipment. This paper, therefore, aims to evaluate three types of terminal in-yard transportation equipments such as (Y/T), (AGV) and the advanced (S/C) from economic perspective. The results revealed that by observing the total costs of equipment, (S/C) is a cheaper option than (Y/T) over 20 years, and than (AGV) over 6 years.
Container transportation equipment;Straddle Carrier(S/C);Yard Tractor and Trailer systems(Y/T);Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV);Economic Analysis;
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