The receiving, checking, and storing of cargo in an export terminal and subsequent loading of the cargo into ships is simulated by computer. The paper gives a description of how the simulation model is designed. The model can handle any quantity and pattern of cargo inflow and any combination of manning and pier layout. The report is based on a loading simulation of one ship per week and three ports of destination, but this may be changed to suit different conditions. The result of one days simulation is presented in figures of cost per ton handled, loading capacity per gang hour and equipment and personnel utilization. Separate figures are given for different periods of the day and for overtime. Decision for or against overtime is made as part of the simulation. A complete listing of the computer program with comments are included. The program may be used to study the influence of changes in manning and equipment capacity on the cargo handling costs. Optimum solutions may be found for different cargo inflow patterns and technical layouts.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented to the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, October 16, 1970.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Erichsen, S
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 133 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 087

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00010300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 25 1971 12:00AM