Modelling Support for Maritime Terminals Planning and Operation

The maritime terminal design process is a complex stepwise series of strategic decisions involving the engagement of a relevant amount of resources. In fact operating conditions near the maximum capacity cause congestion effects with negative consequences on regularity and quality service. Therefore, in order to maximise its effectiveness, strong methodological support is required. With this aim, the authors developed different methods and models capable of supporting some of these decisions: a regressive method for preliminary dimensioning of harbour terminals and a sea-side operation combinatorial model for traffic analysis and capacity estimation. They are able to be integrated in a chain of models taking into account dimensions and manoeuvrability of ships, terminal morphology, handling equipment, storage areas, etc., with the aim to support the planning process and operational management.


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  • Accession Number: 01498925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 11 2013 4:48PM