Prediction of Maximum Practical Berth Occupancy

by Thomas J. Fratar,
Alvin S. Goodman,
Austin E. Brant, Jr.,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 4, Pg. 632-641

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Studies of observed berth occupancy patterns at commercial marine terminals have been made for many United States ports; method for predicting maximum berth occupancy has been developed based on Poisson Law of Random Distribution; it is found that maximum practical berth occupancy ranges from 29% for 1-berth terminal to 66% at 15-berth terminal.

Subject Headings: Berths | Marine terminals | North America | United States

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