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Cirrus Logistics Port Technology Article

July 21, 2016

Applied Modelling Algorithms for Ports and Terminals


The design and application of algorithms in ports and terminals is a specialist discipline which has been advancing in recent years as computer technology has enabled the processing of ever more elaborate algorithms. An algorithm can be defined as a set of procedures which perform computations or calculations which solve a particular mathematical puzzle. This area of mathematics is called operational research (OR) and focuses on applying algorithms to business puzzles. This article is intended to increase awareness of the role algorithms can play in ports and in particular the benefits they can bring to port planning and scheduling.


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