This paper deals with simulation in marine terminal planning. Modern marine terminals are large, complex and expensive. Simulation can be effectively used in testing facility layouts and estimating equipment requirements. Terminal operations management uses simulation mainly in three ways: for strategic planning; for training; and for testing operational rules. Discrete time-event simulation was found to be the most useful for detailed analyses. A simulation program is described that was written to evaluate the adequacy of the Port of Tacoma's North Intermodal Rail Yard layout and the size of the straddle carrier fleet. Based on the simulation, it was determined that additional equipment was not required to meet the demands of the three terminals served by the yard.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Ward, T
    • Woodman, R
  • Conference:
    • Ports '89
    • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Date: 1989-5-22 to 1989-5-25
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Marine terminals
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00659445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM