Evaluation of the Effect of Gate Strategies in Drayage Related Emissions

Intermodal Marine Container Terminals are experiencing growth in container volumes and are under pressure to develop strategies to accommodate increasing demand. One of the major factors contributing to the problem is inefficient gate operations that can cause serious safety, congestion, and environmental problems. There is a plethora of ongoing discussions concerning the implementation of different operational strategies that may relieve the effects of congestion and improve air quality. This research presents the development of a traffic simulation model capable of measuring the impact of various gate strategies on congestion at terminal gates. The proposed model is used to quantify both travel time and delay, and emission levels at terminal gates before and after gate strategies have been implemented. To the authors' knowledge this is the first attempt, in the published literature, to capture delays and emissions at the gates of terminals using a traffic simulation model.

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    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

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  • Authors:
    • Cao, Mei
    • Golias, Mihalis M
    • Karafa, Jeffery
  • Publication Date: 2013-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 74p

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  • Accession Number: 01489415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CFIRE 04-19
  • Contract Numbers: 253K680
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2013 3:39PM