This paper describes the motivation for, and techniques used in modelling marine terminal operations. It describes, in general terms, several essential steps in the validation of both the assumptions made in preparing the model and the results produced for the various cases simulated. The paper also discusses the results which Exxon has obtained using marine terminal simulation, and how simulation has been used as a planning tool to make recommendations regarding the cost effects of: increasing the number of cargo types handled at a terminal; converting dedicated storage to swing storage; and implementing ship-to-ship cargo transfer operations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Thompson, P E
    • Davis, T M
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00323467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM