This paper studies the effect of crane operations on ship service at port terminals. It first proposes a simple, approximate approach to calculate the maximum berth throughput during periods of congestion. The key assumption is that the workload distribution (over time) for the ships at berth is the same as the workload distribution for the ship population as a whole. The validity of this assumption is tested with simple, exact models for a variety of scenarios involving different kinds of ships and crane operating strategies. The paper then examines the effect that two extreme crane operating strategies have on ship delay, when the traffic level does not exceed the maximum throughput. This is done for an idealized situation designed to highlight the impact of crane operations while admitting closed-form solutions. The average ship delay can vary considerably with the crane operating strategy.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-9
  • Monograph Title: Transport supply analysis
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  • Accession Number: 00495526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309050022
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM