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Port capacity is determined by three major infrastructural resources namely, berths, yards and gates. Theadvertised capacity is constrained by the least of the capacities of the three resources. While a lot ofattention has been paid to optimizing berth and yard capacities, not much attention has been given toanalyzing the gate capacity. The gates are a key node between the land-side and sea-side operations in anocean-to-cities value chain. The gate system under consideration, located at an important port in an Asiancity, is a multi-class parallel queuing system with non-homogeneous Poisson arrivals. It is hard to obtaina closed form analytic approach for such a system. In this paper, we describe an application of simulationtechniques in analyzing the performance of gate operations. Further, we develop an optimization modelthat is integrated with simulation techniques to suggest efficient lane management policies for an outboundgate system.
Logic gates, Servers, Containers, Ports (Computers), Analytical models, Urban areas, Optimization
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering | Transportation
2017 Winter Simulation Conference: Las Vegas, NV, December 3-6: Proceedings
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KULKARNI, Ketki; TRAN, Khiem Trong; Hai WANG; and LAU, Hoong Chuin.
Efficient gate system operations for a multi-purpose port using simulation optimization. (2017). 2017 Winter Simulation Conference: Las Vegas, NV, December 3-6: Proceedings. 3090-3101. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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