A simulation model for the management and expansion of extended port terminal operations

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Title: A simulation model for the management and expansion of extended port terminal operations
Authors: Cimpeanu, RaduDevine, Mel T.O’Brien, Conor
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10975
Date: Feb-2017
Online since: 2019-08-12T08:20:13Z
Abstract: This study introduces a discrete event simulation model for the analysis of bulk carrier unloading and material transport, storage and discharge at Europe’s largest alumina refinery, RUSAL Aughinish Alumina. With novel features such as the integration of additional unloading functionality, auxiliary infrastructure units, as well as efficient maintenance scheduling into the material processing chain, the model is used to predict and evaluate the performance gain in the port system in the context of long-term investment and planning scenarios. Promising strategic directions in terms of large scale performance indicators such as berth occupancy and costs have been identified.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Journal: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume: 98
Start page: 105
End page: 131
Copyright (published version): 2016 Elsevier
Keywords: Marine terminal operationInfrastructure expansionStrategic managementComputing under uncertaintyDiscrete event simulation model
DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2016.12.005
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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