Innovations in Self-Organizing Maritime Logistics

Berry Gerrits*, Peter Schuur

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Maritime logistics, where competition is fierce, is in dire need of efficient modes of transport. Automated systems are inevitable, ultimately developing themselves into self-organizing logistic systems. This chapter highlights some promising recent innovations in that area. As innovative automated systems, we discuss: (i) autonomous yard tractors, (ii) unmanned cargo aircraft, (iii) truck platooning, (iv) autonomous vessels, and (v) extended gates. To control these systems, we discuss innovative forms of intelligent decision-making, namely: (i) distributed planning, (ii) matching platforms, (iii) cooperation between barges and terminals, (iv) shared services and fair optimization, and (v) gamification in container supply chains. Moreover, we design a unifying framework that classifies automated systems within maritime logistics according to their potential to grow out to self-organizing systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArctic Maritime Logistics
Subtitle of host publicationThe Potentials and Challenges of the Northern Sea Route
EditorsIgor Ilin, Tessaleno Devezas, Carlos Jahn
PublisherSpringer
Pages193-214
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-92291-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-92290-0, 978-3-030-92293-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameContributions to Management Science
ISSN (Print)1431-1941
ISSN (Electronic)2197-716X

Keywords

  • Autonomous systems
  • Decision-making
  • Logistics
  • Self-organization

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