Simulation-based Research on the Allocation of Low-carbon Container Terminal Handling Equipment

Ke LIU, Yun PENG, Wen-yuan WANG, Xiang-da LI, Xiang-qun SONG


At present considerable attention is being given to climate change and global warming. In an increasing globalized world, international transportation produces considerable CO2, which is an essential cause for global warming. As important nodes in international logistics, seaports discharge massive CO2, especially for the handling equipment and vessels. In order to reduce the port carbon emissions influenced by handling facilities, a microscopic handling simulation model is built in this paper for a container terminal with four types of quay cranes and two types of vehicles by using Arena software. Firstly, by changing the type of quay crane and the number of vehicles, the carbon emissions from each facilities are analyzed. Secondly, the carbon emissions of system with five common combinations of quay crane and vehicles are contrasted, and two recommended combinations are provided.


Container terminal, Low carbon, Simulation, Handling technology


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