The event management problem in a container terminal

Lorena Bearzotti, Rosa Gonzalez, Pablo Miranda

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The container terminal is a convergence point in the cargo flow, being a focal point for multiple supply chains. The operations performed in a container terminal involve one of the most complex environments within the transport industry. A container terminal plays a critical role in international shipping and is under pressure to cope with increasing container traffic. This paper presents a multiagent model to solve the event management problem; this problem has a number of features which makes the agent a suitable technology to consider applying. The model presented is the basis for developing a tool for the event management process in order to contribute to the reduction of logistics cost and to enhance the competitiveness of the container terminal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Research and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Container terminal
  • Distributed control system
  • Event management
  • Multi-agent system


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