- 05. März 2019
HPC successfully completed yard optimisation and simulation study for Chilean Puerto Central
With the presentation of the most promising simulation results to Chilean Puerto Central (PCE) by HPC's Head of Simulation, Dr. Nils Kemme and Terminal Optimisation Specialist, Pascal Brockmann, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting completed the yard optimization and simulation study to the full satisfaction of Puerto Central.
Approach & Benefits
The study provided PCE a substantial insight into future-proof multi-purpose operation, which opens the door to advanced container operations without affecting bulk and RoRo operations. In particular, HPC developed specific operational optimisation options such as enhanced cargo stacking strategies, allocation patterns of RTG and reallocation of terminal areas for container stacking, eventually leading to improved traffic flows, equipment productivities and safety. These options were tested by means of simulation, paying attention to different traffic volume forecasts and harmonised cargo operations.
Following this approach, HPC identified the most auspicious optimisation options, which are proven to help PCE in achieving high gains both in terminal performance during peak situations and in capacity:
- Quayside productivity increase of nearly 20% without adding additional yard handling equipment
- Capacity increase of more than 40% by optimising existing operations and reallocating available yard areas
- Ensuring current service levels at the gate for external container trucks despite significantly increased traffic volumes
In this regard, HPC advised PCE on the sequence of options' implementation. As of now, PCE has already started the first phase.