Single-server queueing theory is used to derive average delay, distribution of queue lengths and distribution of delays at a port at which ships arrive randomly but can only be served one at a time. It is shown that this method gives different results to a commonly used method which assumes that the number of ships at a port at any time has a Poisson distribution. The statistical validity of past attempts to justify this latter method is questioned. Results of a simulation of a single-berth terminal are given to show wide variation in queue lengths and delays.

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  • Accession Number: 00019417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 7895
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1972 12:00AM