A container yard is a large area of land where this field is used to place containers that are arranged in a planned manner both for goods to be loaded after being unloaded and so on from and to ships going here. And for the type of field itself can be distinguished itself, for example, the international stacking field, the domestic stacking field, CFS field, the area of the tonsils (customs inspection) and the stacking of container referring or with special needs. A lot of equipment used for each part and all interact with each other. In general, in modern container terminals the equipment used includes land taps (quay cranes/gantry cranes), RTG (Rubber tired gantry), or often called T / C (Transfer Crane), and trailer truck-chassis. Each filter interacts and therefore forms a container loading and unloading system. That is why yard management solutions are important to make sure the flow is smooth and without any hassle.
Like a warehouse, the container yard area functions to store containers that will be loaded onto ships and unloading containers from ships and their temporary storage properties. The longer a container is stored, the storage costs will swell. Of course, the losers are consignees or shippers. Thinking simply, it can be assumed that the benefits will be obtained by the terminal. But make no mistake, the capacity of the storage area is limited and not only the cargo/unloading belongs to one ship that is there. Poor storage management will only lead to high costs for the terminal. As explained in logistical theory, to minimize costs, storage must be minimized as much as possible. The goods must keep moving and not too long “stuck” somewhere. So it is interesting to review what activities occur in this container yard (CY) area and what complexity therein is.
The temporary container for export and import containers, equipped with container handling equipment by international service standards, there is an adequate stockpile field supported by reliable human resources and equipped with information technology in the management of container services. A container terminal is a terminal where containers are collected from hinterland or other ports to be transported to the destination or container terminal (Terminal Container Unit generally abbreviated as “UTC”) which is even greater.