THE NATIONAL MARITIME BULK COMMODITIES SIMULATION MODEL. VOLUME 1. MANAGEMENT SUMMARY

The efficiency with which maritime transportation systems can be operated is dependent on numerous variables, vessel design, terminal location, regulatory restrictions, collisions, cargo spills, etc. The effects of changes in these variables can be significant and are manifested primarily in resulting port and inland transport congestion phenomena and on the economy of the shipping industry and the national economy as a whole. This model has been expanded to include all grain exporting ports in the United States and supersedes the prototype model addressing U.S. Gulf ports only issued in April 1975. This volume provides an overview of the origins of the model, its technical development, design aspects, and its potential uses and benefits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Vol. 2, Technical Report, PB-254443/5, PC $6.00; Vol. 3, Users Documentation, PB-254444/3, PC $5.00. Also available in set of 3 reports as PB-254441-SET, PC $13.00/MF $4.75.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ernst and Ernst

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-GEN-970-76062Vol1
  • Contract Numbers: C-4-37081
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM