Berth Planning by Evaluation of Congestion and Cost

by Stavros N. Nicolaou,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 4, Pg. 107-132

Document Type: Journal Paper


Studies of observed patterns of ship arrivals in general cargo ports for which all berths are operated by port authorities indicate satisfactory agreement with Poisson's distribution function. Analytical interrelations between berth occupancy, congestion, fixed costs of idle port facilities, and cost of waiting ships have been developed, and presented graphically. The tables and graphs enable the determination of number of berths in a port by graphical methods.

Subject Headings: Freight transportation | Berths | Graphic methods | Agreements and treaties | Distribution functions

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