Understanding of empty container movement: A study on a bottleneck at an off-dock depot

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Abstract

Port not only function as connections between marine and land transportation but also as core business areas. In a port terminal, available space is limited, but the influx of container is growing. The off-dock depot is one of the key supply chain players that hold empty containers in the inventory. Therefore, this paper aims to identify the main factors of bottlenecks or congestion that hinder the rapid movement of empty containers from the off-dock depot to the customers. Thirty interviews were conducted with individuals who are key players in the container supply chain. The data were analyzed using Atlas.ti software and the analytic hierarchy process to rank the priority factors of bottlenecks. Findings show that several pertinent factors act as barriers to the key players in the container movement in the day-to-day operations. In future studies, strategies to overcome fragmentation in the container supply chain and logistics must be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStatistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages403-419
Number of pages17
Volume1613
ISBN (Electronic)9780735412491
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventStatistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013 - Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Dec 20135 Dec 2013

Other

OtherStatistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013
CountryMalaysia
CitySarawak
Period3/12/135/12/13

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containers
marine transportation
congestion
logistics
hierarchies
fragmentation
computer programs

Keywords

  • analytic hierarchy process
  • atlas.ti
  • empty container
  • off-dock depot
  • supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Zain, R. M., Ab Rahman, M. N., Mohd Nopiah, Z., & Saibani, N. (2014). Understanding of empty container movement: A study on a bottleneck at an off-dock depot. In Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013 (Vol. 1613, pp. 403-419). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4894364

Understanding of empty container movement : A study on a bottleneck at an off-dock depot. / Zain, Rosmaizura Mohd; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli; Saibani, Nizaroyani.

Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013. Vol. 1613 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. p. 403-419.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zain, RM, Ab Rahman, MN, Mohd Nopiah, Z & Saibani, N 2014, Understanding of empty container movement: A study on a bottleneck at an off-dock depot. in Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013. vol. 1613, American Institute of Physics Inc., pp. 403-419, Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013, Sarawak, Malaysia, 3/12/13. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4894364
Zain RM, Ab Rahman MN, Mohd Nopiah Z, Saibani N. Understanding of empty container movement: A study on a bottleneck at an off-dock depot. In Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013. Vol. 1613. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2014. p. 403-419 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4894364
Zain, Rosmaizura Mohd ; Ab Rahman, Mohd Nizam ; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli ; Saibani, Nizaroyani. / Understanding of empty container movement : A study on a bottleneck at an off-dock depot. Statistics and Operational Research International Conference, SORIC 2013. Vol. 1613 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. pp. 403-419
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