Cezary Mankowski – INNOVATIVE SYSTEM OF TRUCK PRE-NOTIFICATION AT BALTIC DEEPWATER CONTAINER TERMINAL IN GDANSK

Cezary Mankowski – INNOVATIVE SYSTEM OF TRUCK PRE-NOTIFICATION AT BALTIC DEEPWATER CONTAINER TERMINAL IN GDANSK

Cezary Mankowski
University of Gdansk, Poland
Faculty of Economics, Department of Logistics
E-mail:
ekocm@univ.gda.pl


Abstract


The problem of innovations in logistics, although not new, is very important and
still actual, because it stimulates all the activities, theoretical as well as practical,
focused on finding and implementing better solutions than they were before. It should
be stated, that examples of innovations in logistics are taking place every day, on
smaller or grater scale, even if not formally reported. Thus, it is valuable to identify
them for practical and scientific purposes. One of such examples is the case of the
Deepwater Container Terminal located at Gdansk. This huge land & see container
logistics hub, which is the biggest Baltic container port (1,3 mln TEU in 2016), was
facing a lot of logistics problems, mainly of coordination aspect, regarding the service
of incoming trucks, causing great time and money loss. In response to these problems,
an original truck pre-notification system was invented and applied, which has been
resulting in improving the level of services offered by the terminal. However, the
results of implementing this system into the terminal logistics operations have not
been evaluated yet. This practical reason implies to make a scientific research focused
on identification and assessment the system to disseminate knowledge and apply to
other cases if possible. Therefore, the aim of this article is to analyse the system of
truck pre-notification at Deepwater Container Terminal in Gdansk for the above
mentioned reasons and purposes. To meet this aim the “case study” method is taken.
Obtained results show that the implemented system of truck booking can be found as
innovative, but in comparison to the situation before the system was implemented at
DCT Gdansk, and to the other terminals, which have not applied it yet.


Key words: logistics, innovations, container terminal

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