Area Layout Data Handling Solution for Container Terminals
Soukka, Mikko Matias (2016)
Soukka, Mikko Matias
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This thesis studies on different solutions available on representing locational information in container terminals. Focus is given to creation of this data by using available design models of the container terminal. Main addressed issue was presented in Cargotec Finland Oy, under Kalmar brand. In Kalmar, several different solutions have been used to create this location data to represent the terminal. Different implementations of graphical user interface have been made by separate branches of the company, and each implementation utilizes differently structured data to represent the container terminal. Similarly, different control solutions of the terminal equipment require locational information, which is also separately defined on each use case. This thesis looks into current solutions and provides a new method utilizing a more uniform solution and increasing the level of automation of the process.