Operating Determinants of Maintaining the Operational State of Container Terminal Equipment

Andrzej Kocielski


Science has developed a number of sophisticated assets maintenance theories and methodologies. However, the example of complex systems, like container terminals, shows that these advanced strategies are not always practically viable. The nature of the transportation industry requires a unique approach, combining two different aspirations – global solutions, on the one hand, and consideration of the individual needs and local circumstances of a terminal on the other. Equipment manufacturers, due to the small batch volume, usually apply nominally traditional maintenance strategies, which, however, elude specific factors that occur locally or only in certain situations. This work aims at drawing readers’ attention to this issue, by providing several cases, where the general solutions prove insufficient to local requirements of different nature. It also advocates for the development of customised maintenance strategy for a specific case.


container; terminal; equipment; maintenance; strategy; optimization; local; determinants; factors; customization; asset; management; rtg; lcc

Full Text:



Carlo H. J., Vis I. F. A., Roodbergen K. J.: Storage

yard operations in container terminals: literature

overview, trends and research directions,

European Journal of Operational Research, 2014,


Castonguay, J., Stone, L.: International Shipping:

Globalisation in Crisis, New York: Vision Project

Inc, 2010

Chimiak M.: Konserwacja suwnic, Wydawnictwo

KaBe, Krosno, 2008

Desa, M., Christer, A.: Modelling in the absence of

data: a case study of fleet maintenance on a

developing country. Journal of the Operational

Research Society, 2001, 247-260

Eisenhardt, K., Graebner, M.: Theory building

from cases: opportunities and challenges.

Academy of Management Journal, 2007, 25-32

Filipczyk, J., Łazasz, B.: Obsługiwanie

samochodów w aspekcie zachowania

bezpieczeństwa w ruchu drogowym. Zimowa

Szkoła Niezawodności. Szczyrk, 2014

Froyland, G., Koch, T., Megow, N., Duane, E.,

Wren H.: Optimizing the landside operation of a

container Terminal. OR Spectrum, Springer, 2008,


Gomez Fernandez, J. F., Crespo Marquez, A.:

Maintenance Management in Network Utilities.

London: Springer-Verlag, 2012, 47

HDHM website,

www.hdhm.com/en/product_rtg.asp (02-09-2016)

Jodejko-Pietruczuk, A., Młyńczak, M., Zając, M.:

Analiza możliwości oceny wpływu zachowań

człowieka w eksploatacji maszyn, XXXVII

Zimowa Szkoła Niezawodności, 2009

Legutko, S.: Trendy rozwoju utrzymania ruchu

urządzeń i maszyn. Eksploatacja i niezawodność

, 8-16,

Longo F.: Design and integration of the containers

inspection activities in the container terminal

operations, International Journal of Production

Economics, 2010, 272-283

Lopez Campos, M., Crespo Marquez, A.: Review,

classification and comparative analysis of

maintenance management models, Journal of

Automation, Mobile Robotics, Intelligent Systems,

, 110-115

Lopez Campos, M., Crespo Marquez, A.:

Modelling a Maintenance Management

Framework Based on PAS 55 Standard, Quality

and Reliability Engineering 2011, 805-820,

Młyńczak, M., Nowakowski, T., WerbińskaWojciechowska,

S.: Klasyfikacja modeli

utrzymania systemów technicznych, XLII Zimowa

Szkoła Niezawodności, Szczyrk, 2014

Nowakowski, T., Młyńczak, M., WerbińskaWojciechowska,

S., Dziaduch, I., Tubis, A.: Life

Cycle Costs of passenger transportation system.

Case study of Wrocław city agglomeration, Journal

of Polish Safety and Reliability Association, 2014,


Nowakowski, T., Plewa, M.: Kanibalizm - metoda

utrzymania systemu technicznego. XXXVII

Zimowa Szkoła Niezawodności, Szczyrk, 2009,


Nowakowski, T.,, Werbińska-Wojciechowska, S.:

Developments of time dependencies modelling

concepts, Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk

Management, ESREL 2011, Troyes: CRC Press,

-838, 2012

Statista. Loaded freight in international maritime

trade 1970-2014,



Van der Lei, T., Herder, P., Wijnia, Y.: Asset

Management - The State of the Art in Europe from

a Life Cycle Perspective, Dordrecht: Springer,

Werbińska-Wojciechowska, S.: Modele

utrzymania wieloelementowych obiektów

technicznych – stan wiedzy. XLII Zimowa Szkoła

Niezawodności. Szczyrk, 2014

Wiese, J., Kliewer, N., Suhl, L.: A survey of

container terminal characteristics, Working paper,

University of Paderborn, 2009, https://wiwi.unipaderborn.de/fileadmin/dep3ls5/Publikationen/A_


nd_Equipment_Types.pdf (19-11-2016)

Wójcik, P.: Znaczenie studium przypadku jako

metody badawczej w naukach o zarządzaniu.

E-mentor, 2013, 17-22

Zając, M.: Problemy oceny niezawodności

elementów systemu transportu intermodalnego,

XXXIII Zimowa Szkoła Niezawodności, Szczyrk,

, 562-572


  • There are currently no refbacks.