Ann-Kathrin Lange, M.Sc.


Technische Universität Hamburg
Institut für Maritime Logistik
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 4 (D)
21073 Hamburg



Büro: Gebäude D Raum 5.007
Tel.: +49 40 42878 4694
E-Mail: ann-kathrin.lange(at)
ORCiD: 0000-0002-1503-1729


  • Hafeninterne Containertransporte und Hinterlandtransporte
  • Binnen- und Seehafen-Containerterminals
  • Truck Appointment Systeme
  • Ereignisorientierte Simulation
  • Geschäftsprozessmodellierung und -optimierung

Veröffentlichungen (Auszug)

Title: Expansion Planning at Container Terminals Dynamics in Logistics
Written by: Kastner, Marvin and Lange, Ann-Kathrin and Jahn, Carlos
in: LDIC 2020 2020
Volume: Number:
on pages: 114-123
Editor: Freitag, Michael and Haasis, Hans-Dietrich and Kotzab, Herbert and Pannek, Jürgen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Series: Lecture Notes in Logistics
Address: Cham
ISBN: 978-3-030-44782-3
how published:
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-44783-0_11

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Abstract: Container terminals are highly complex systems where various processes need to interoperate smoothly in order to offer the required level of service at competitive prices. Hence, with changing logistics network structures, higher expected service standards, and increasing transportation demands, container terminals continuously need modification. When resources at a terminal get scarce, an expansion provides additional space, e.g. to improve superstructure and/or to increase the yard size. The presented literature review examines the process of expansion: With which methods and tools are the expansion plans developed and which requirements are inherent to expansion projects? Here, the perspective of both industry and academia on this planning problem is of interest. The examined literature suggests that throughout the project many factors influence the final result. The first draft often changes several times before a project is completed. This is reflected in the tools which are used to create valuable input at intermediate steps during the planning phase, such as layout design tools, ship handling simulators, and logistics simulation. Logistics simulation is the only reported quantitative method to estimate future operation characteristics. The link between the different software solutions remains weak – for each a representation of the container terminal needs to be kept up to date. Hence, in future the coupling of simulation with other software tools seems promising.