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Automation and Control Engineering #27: Intelligent Freight Transportation. Edited by Petros A. Ioannou

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With contributions from experts, this book presents techniques and technologies to boost capacity, reduce cost, and improve efficiency transportation systems. It discusses ports and container terminals, how they interact with surface transportation, and related security issues. It covers fully automated containers, explains cost and performance analysis, and examines new strategies for empty container reuse, truck routing, and dispatching to meet time constraints for service. Additional topics include container terminals of the future, advanced processing technologies, and the gate appointment system. It examines labor union issues and environment issues associated with ports, ships, and the logistics chain.

Book News Annotation:

Editor Ioannou (electrical engineering systems, U. of Southern California) and 24 contributors offers current thinking and future research directions in the arena of intelligent freight transportation. The editor notes that the freight transportation system is a complex of numerous interconnected subsystems. For that reason, solving problems in the overall system are daunting. However, focusing on the subsystems is a feasible approach to making corrections. Several of the chapters in this collection offer solutions to subsystem problems. Topics also include automation of container terminals, modeling of cross-border land transportation, inland ports and alternative container transport systems, and labor and environmental concerns. The book is clearly written and well- organized and will interest anyone working in the area of freight transportation and solving transportation problems. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Increasing capacity at ports and goods movement in the supply chain in general, while also satisfying environmental, economic, political, labor union, and other constraints is, arguably, the greatest challenge of modern transportation. With space at a premium and costs through the roof, it is increasingly obvious that the traditional solutions are not feasible in the short- or even medium-term. However, advances in information technology, telecommunications, data management, and computation tools, coupled with recent research in systems optimization and control, may provide promising new approaches.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780849307706
Author:
Ioannou, Petros A.
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
Ioannou, P. A.
Subject:
Intelligent vehicle highway systems
Subject:
Freight and freightage
Subject:
Civil
Subject:
General
Subject:
intelligent transportation systems
Subject:
Civil Engineering-General
Series:
Automation and Control Engineering
Series Volume:
27
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
326
Dimensions:
9.20x6.10x.90 in. 1.30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Increasing capacity at ports and goods movement in the supply chain in general, while also satisfying environmental, economic, political, labor union, and other constraints is, arguably, the greatest challenge of modern transportation. With space at a premium and costs through the roof, it is increasingly obvious that the traditional solutions are not feasible in the short- or even medium-term. However, advances in information technology, telecommunications, data management, and computation tools, coupled with recent research in systems optimization and control, may provide promising new approaches.
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