Real Time Information Systems for Improved Port Operations

by Richard J. Seymour, Univ of California, San Diego, CA, USA,
Joseph R. Vadus, Univ of California, San Diego, CA, USA,

Abstract: The technology to make appropriate measurements and to forecast conditions for short intervals is available today. Simple collection, analysis and dissemination systems are within the state of the practice. A simple system measuring water levels, winds and bridge clearance is described and the effects on the economics of several shipping operations are considered. Favorable cost/benefit ratios are established for the system. Recommendations are made for establishing real time information systems.

Subject Headings: Information systems | Ports and harbors | System analysis | Water level | Systems management | Forecasting | Wind engineering | Bridge management

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