A PROTOTYPE SIMULATION MODEL OF U.S. MARITIME TRANSPORTATION OF BULK COMMODITIES
In the past, transportation emergencies resulting from either natural disasters or man-made problems have resulted in unusual and unexpected demands on the U.S. inland and ocean bulk commodity transport systems. The notable effects are usually an imbalance of ship and interior transport availability and, accordingly, varying degrees of part congestion. This paper describes a computerized simulation model developed and implemented by the Maritime Administration to specifically analyze the effects (including economic impact) of various changes in port operating conditions and assist in resolving and planning for such contingencies.
- Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 1975.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Neidlinger, J D
- Salvador, M S
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo; Bulk cargo handling; Bulk cargo terminals; Marine terminals; Port operations; Ports; Simulation; Studies; Traffic simulation
- Old TRIS Terms: Port study models; Simulated bulk traffic
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00099067
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: #75-1CT-14
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM