Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

12-2017

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Logic gates, Servers, Containers, Ports (Computers), Analytical models, Urban areas, Optimization

Discipline

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering | Transportation

Publication

2017 Winter Simulation Conference: Las Vegas, NV, December 3-6: Proceedings

First Page

3090

Last Page

3101

ISBN

9781538634271

Identifier

10.1109/WSC.2017.8248029

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2017.8248029

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