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.
- 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.
Ernst and Ernst1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA 20036
- Publication Date: 1976-5
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo; Bulk carriers; Dry bulk carriers; Economic analysis; Economics; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Grain; Management; Planning; Traffic simulation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Grain trade
- Old TRIS Terms: Management planning; Simulated bulk traffic
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Planning and Forecasting;
- 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