Queuing System in Optimization Function of The Port's Bulk Unloading Terminal

This paper demonstrates the application of queuing theory in modeling a port's bulk cargo unloading terminal. A bulk cargo terminal can be seen as a queuing system defined by basic parameters: the rate of bulk cargo ship arrivals or quantity of bulk cargo and the rate of ship servicing in an observed time unit. Appropriate indices of bulk cargo terminal operations are compared on the basis of these parameters. The unloading terminal is determined as a queuing system marked with M/M/1 by Kendall notation. The system is characterized by Poisson distribution of entity arrivals and exponentially distributed service time. Subsequently, the model set up is tested by the actual example of an unloading terminal of the bulk cargo port in Bakar. Through application of the proposed model it should be possible to make a decision on how to optimize transshipment processes on the bulk discharging terminal to increase its efficiency. The obtained parameters and calculated indices point to solid capacity employment rate in 2005 and the probability that the berth will be unoccupied is relatively low. Indices show the terminal traffic rate has dramatically improved, considering the prior years.

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    • This abstract reprinted with permission from PROMET
  • Authors:
    • Hess, Mirano
    • Kos, Serdo
    • Hess, Svjetlana
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 61-70
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  • Accession Number: 01053741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2007 1:35PM