Port Simulation Model for the Discharge and Deliver of Imported Coal for a Thermal Power Plant Located in Lazaro Cardenas Port, Mexican Pacific Coast

This model is built in order to simulate the ship arrivals, taking into consideration the present traffic in the port to transport 9.5 million ton/year of imported coal for a new thermal power plant (TPP). Also, to determine the optimum number and size of piers needed to handle the coal, taking into account the daily consumption of the TPP, and the storage capacity variation during the useful life of the TPP, assuming it to be 50 years. The model structure is presented to show clearly the whole port handling system, for six terminals to handle varied types of cargoes such as oil, industrial coal, fuel coal, grains and containers, including the ship arrivals to satisfy the coal needs.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 339-349
  • Monograph Title: Maritime Heritage and Modern Ports

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1845640101
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2005 10:58AM