Specific objectives of this research were: (1) To ascertain whether or not berth service times at the port of Bangkok are state-dependent; (2) to determine the effect of this feedback phenomenon on berth capacity; and (3) to suggest the means of making the unloading operation more responsive to the number of ships in the system. Both the macroscopic and microscopic approaches were employed to fulfill these objectives. The macroscopic study of arrivals and departures of 2,273 ships for two 1 year periods revealed that although berth operations were influenced by the number of ships queued, this feedback had not been a planned instrument of the Port Authority. The microscopic analysis of a large number of repetitions of the unloading cycle for ships carrying various types of cargo gave the possible or ideal capacity, while the microscopic tracer study of making a continuous record of the cargo-handling operation of a single ship throughout its entire stay at a berth suggested a practical capacity for the 10-berth facility.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract from American Society of Civil Engineers Publications Abstracts, Volume 7, Number 4, July-August 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Drew, D R
    • Adulbhan, P
    • Woo, W L
    • Juaseekoon, M
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

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  • Accession Number: 00035943
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 9131 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 20 1972 12:00AM