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Muller R.,Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics | Graf G.,Verein der Wirtschaftsingenieure fur Transportwesen | Meyer-Larsen N.,Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics | Maier L.,Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences
Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources - Proceedings of IMAM 2013, 15th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean | Year: 2014

The implementation of security measures at first sight increases the transport costs, but a closer investigation yields that the implementation of some measures like improving the supply chain visibility could lead to a win-win situation and produce tangible benefits for businesses. An improved supply chain visibility will one the one hand enhance the security of the chain but on the other hand could also lead to a better assessment of business risks and improve the supply chain performance. This paper describes the research on this win-win situation-improving security through visibility. The paper presents results of a literature review on security regulations and measures. Different types of risks are described and the possibility to mitigate these risks by better data quality is assessed. It is concluded that different types of risks can be reduced by improved supply chain visibility which is achieved by usage of better quality data. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London.


Lange K.,Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics | Haasis H.-D.,Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics | Schuett H.,ISL Applications
Developments in Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources - Proceedings of IMAM 2013, 15th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean | Year: 2014

The production of electricity by offshore wind energy plants is an innovative technology for a sustainable exploitation of sea resources. However, several challenges have to be solved to realize a cost-efficient construction of offshore wind farms in the sea. This paper focuses maritime logistics strategies for the construction of bottom-fixed offshore wind turbines. Here, the transportation and assembly strategies for the installation of the rotor blades are presented in detail © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London.


Meyer-Larsen N.,Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics | Lyridis D.,National Technical University of Athens | Muller R.,Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics | Zacharioudakis P.,National Technical University of Athens
International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications | Year: 2012

After the recent economic crisis, container terminal and transport operators are again facing several challenges like increasing cargo volumes and security demands that put additional burden on them. The CHINOS project supports operators to exploit these challenges, the related changes in business processes and the opportunities for process automation in the best possible way by employing innovative IT technology solutions like RFID (radio frequency identification) and SCEM (Supply Chain Event Management). Several processes in terminals can be optimised and accelerated tremendously by using automatic identification and condition checks with contact free reading possibilities using container RFID tags without requiring human intervention. Furthermore, container security can be enhanced using RFID technology, especially electronic seals. CHINOS puts a special focus on the integration of these new technologies into the terminals' business processes and the demonstration of its success at several European locations. Furthermore, the CHINOS technology was successfully integrated in the SICIS system developed in the follow-up project INTEGRITY with the aim to achieve complete Supply Chain Visibility and tested under real-life conditions on a tradelane from Hong Kong to Europe. © 2011/2012 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.


Haasis H.-D.,Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics | Wildebrand H.,Berlin School of Economics and Law | Barz A.,Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics | Kille G.,Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics | And 3 more authors.
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing | Year: 2014

A significant proportion of the flow of goods is transported and handled temperature-controlled. Some of these transports are carried out with an active temperature control, while other goods are transported within the scope of a passive temperature control. The project SMITH focuses the issue of passive temperature control using the example of an aluminium producer in Germany which organizes transports of liquid aluminium. The liquid aluminium and the corresponding crucibles need to be heated in a way, which guarantees the customer a delivery in a proper processing temperature. Setting the temperature is currently based on experience. The aim of SMITH is to improve the energy efficiency of passive temperature-controlled logistics. The software predicts the optimum temperature based on factors such as weather conditions. A transfer of the solution to other temperature-controlled transports enables huge energy and CO2 savings and is an important contribution of the logistics industry to climate protection. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.

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