Intelligent freight transportation / edited by Petros A. Ioannou. – Boca Raton [etc.] : CRC press, . – XIV, 326 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
With contributions from leading experts, “Intelligent Freight Transportation” presents the latest techniques and technologies to boost capacity, reduce cost, and improve efficiency in metropolitan areas. This book discusses ports and container terminals, how they interact with surface transportation, and related security issues. It provides a chapter devoted to fully automated containers and explains cost and performance analysis. The text also examines new strategies for empty container reuse, truck routing, and dispatching to meet time constraints for service. Additional topics include container terminals of the future, advanced processing technologies, and the gate appointment system.