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The container terminal as a buffer

Frank Kho

In my career, I have met a lot of very capable consultants who commit a fundamental error in how they view a container terminal. Often, people compare a terminal to a production line, and try to make it work more like one, when, in fact it is a service. The purpose of a production line is to get something produced, finished and shipped out the door as quickly as possible. Optimisation is all about eliminating delays, delivering components just in time, and minimising any redundant capacity in the system.
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Transforming the way we work


Digitalisation allows us to take big leaps not only in technology, but also in the way we work. The key word is ecosystem. We at Kalmar see digital ecosystem as a collaboration platform for the entire product lifecycle in cargo handling.
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Back to the future

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Does digitalisation automatically lead to better services?

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Virtual environments: What would you like to see – in advance?

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Sustainable terminal automation

A conversion to automation is a significant undertaking that requires deep...

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