On September 23th, Miguel Hervás from the AITEC team, presented the study “Modelling the performance of port terminals using microsimulation” in AIIT 2nd international congress on transport infrastructure and systems in a changing world towards a more sustainable, reliable and smarter mobility (https://tisroma.aiit.it/). The presentation was carried out within the Session 7 entitled “Maritime Transport”. You can find a summary of it in https://tisroma.aiit.it/session-7-maritime-transport/
Globalization is increasing cargo volumes in ports, what is starting to produce ports congestion in some of the main ports (e.g. Rotterdam, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Radès), delays in the whole supply chain, higher costs, retentions in the vicinity of ports and more pollution. This highlights the need to improve current container terminals searching for enhanced management models.
The work presented was focused on the microsimulation applied to improve the performance and increase the efficiency of a container terminal based on an optimization of its core software, the TOS (Terminal Operating System).
Miguel was accompanied by our partner Tomislav Rodzic from the University of Zagreb, and expert in microsimulation processes applied to the port environment.