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Smart Port Management and Strategy

Book Announcement

Bentham Science Publishers

Although discussions on smart ports have been steadily unfolding, most of them have been organized around concepts and technology. This book has been described in terms of the design, operation and applications of the smart port to improve capacity and productivity. When IoT technology is applied to a truck or container, it automatically identifies which object it is and where it is currently. This book deals with gates to which OCR, RFID, and sensor technologies are applied in Chapter 2, 3, and 4.

Big data technology is also applied in this book “Smart Port Management and Strategy”. Port performance measurement in Chapter 5 is impossible without big data. Analysis technology is also important for big data, but the premise of a social system that collects it. Fortunately, this book has provided access to Port-MIS, which is owned by the Korean government, allowing millions of data to be collected and analyzed. In addition, the friendly TOC was willing to provide terminal operation data for three years.

Robotic technology is being applied to smart ports. In Chapter 2, AGV and ARMGC are robots applied to port operation. This book does not explain the mechanical properties of robots.

AI technology that commands and controls automation equipment such as AGV, ARMGC, and remote control QC is applied in chapter 7. Since the purpose of this book is how to create a smart port that maximizes productivity, efficiency, and capacity, it does not deal with these unique theories concerning AI. The layout of the smart port needs to be evaluated by various factors such as cost, capacity, productivity, and congestion. Simulation in chapter 6 gives insight into solving this problem. The validity of the terminal design, the required number of equipment, and the waiting time are verified only through simulation.


About the Author:

Professor Nam-kyu Park is a full time professor in the Department of International Logistics at Tongmyong University. After graduating from the Department of Navigation at Korea Maritime University in 1981, he worked as a navigator for an outgoing ship and experienced ship operation. Afterwards he obtained a master's degree and a philosophy doctoral degree in maritime transport management from Korea Maritime University. From 1987 to 1995, he worked on port MIS development, system design and development at the Systems Engineering Center of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. Since 1996, he has been conducting education and research in the Department of International Logistics at Tongmyong University for 27 years. In the University, he has been conducting research to measure port capacity at the request of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. A simulation program developed by the author was used to measure the cargo handling capacity. He was selected as the winner of the 2009 World Ocean Forum 'WOF Prize' for his thesis 'Container Terminals Modeling'. The 2009 World Ocean Forum Organizing Committee has decided to award the best paper in the maritime field from this year. In recognition of his participation in national projects, he was awarded the Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Award in 2011 and the Minister of Ocean and Fishery in 2019.

Recently, he has been performing terminal handling capacity measurement using simulation, automated port design, economic evaluation, and automated equipment performance evaluation such as AGV. He is a tenured member of the Korea Institute of Navigation and Port Society, the Korean Maritime Economic Association, the Korea Shipping and Logistics Association, the Korea Fisheries and Maritime Education Association, the Korea Intelligent Information Society, the Korean Information Systems Association.



Port Simulation, Automatic Terminal Operating System,  Smart Port, Port Economic Feasibility Analysis, Port Information Platform, Port Energy Policy,  Terminal AGV, Port Environment Policy, Automated Container Terminal,  Yard simulation, Port Capacity, Berth Simulation, Port Service Level, Gate Simulation, Port Equipment, Port Performance Indicator, Terminal Layout Design, Port Productivity


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