Research theme: Intelligent
multi-agent control for flexible coordination of transport
Project: Innovative Concepts for Inter Terminal Transport on Maasvlakte 1 and 2 at the Port of Rotterdam
Port Research Center Delft / Erasmus SmartPort Research Cooperation with Port of Rotterdam Authority -- Period: 2013-2014
The construction of Maasvlakte 2 will increase the port area in the Port of Rotterdam with 1.000 ha of new port terrains.
It is expected that container terminals will be the dominant user of Maasvlakte 2.
Terminals of APMT and Rotterdam World Gateway are currently being constructed. Together with three big terminals already in use at Maasvlakte 1 (ECT Delta, Euromax terminals, and the APMT Maasvlakte 1 terminal), a global container hub complex will be realized, expected to handle more than 30 million TEU per year towards 2035 (high growth scenario Global Economy).
The five terminals of Maasvlakte 1 and 2 are not operating in isolation. They use a common infrastructure with respect to customs activities like container scanning and container depots.
In addition the activities of the five terminals will generate internal transport movements between the different locations on Maasvlakte 1 and 2.
The volume of the internal transport movements is expected to become substantial: The port of Rotterdam estimates inter terminal transport (ITT) volumes between 2 and 5 million TEU per year.
The main challenge is how to organize this internal container transport at Maasvlakte 1 and 2.
In this project the goal is to develop innovative, non-conventional concepts for ITT for the port of Rotterdam, which will prepare the port of Rotterdam to handle these large volumes of ITT in an efficient way.
Rudy Negenborn (TUDelft)
Ir. Mark Duinkerken (TUDelft)
Frans Nieuwkoop (TUDelft)
Herbert Schroer (TUDelft)
Erik Gerritse (TUDelft)
Lars de Lange (TUDelft)
Edwin de Vries (TUDelft)
Tom Boontjes (TUDelft)
Dr. Rudy Negenborn (TUDelft)
Dr. Francesco Corman (TUDelft)
Prof. Gabriel Lodewijks (TUDelft)
Prof. Lori Tavasszy (TUDelft)
Rick Jansen (Erasmus University)
Mohamed El Koubai (Erasmus University)
Pengdi Liu (Erasmus University)
Charlie Ye (Erasmus University)
Dr. Amir Gharehgozli (Erasmus University)
Prof. Rommert Dekker (Erasmus University)
Prof. Rene de Koster (Erasmus University)
Prof. Rob Zuidwijk (Erasmus University)
Leonard Heilig (University of Hamburg)
Prof. Stefan Voss (University of Hamburg)
Ir. Maurits van Schuylenburg (Port of Rotterdam Authority)
Developed ITT Design Research Tools:
Gener-ITT v1.0 -- Generator for ITT demand scenarios at a per container level
Optimal-ITT v1.0 -- ITT Configuration determination using optimality principles
Detail-ITT v1.0 -- Detailed operational simulator of ITT processes for configuration evaluation