The article covers the research of existing problems with container terminal railway functioning. Technological processes are analyzed that are in progress when discharging and loading to railway transport using Vladivostok container terminal as an example. Author researches ability to automate technological process to get managing container terminal railway more optimized. The goal of research is development of automating methods for cargo processes management at container terminal. The article contains formal description of the tasks that should be solved to achieve the goal of developing the methods for automating cargo loading processes at container terminal railway.