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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-18, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Neidlinger, J D
    • Salvador, M S
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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