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Modelling Support for Maritime Terminals Planning and Operation
1 Sapienza, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
ABSTRACT: The maritime terminal design process is a complex stepwise series of strategic decisions involving the engagement of a relevant amount of resources. In fact operating conditions near the maximum capacity cause congestion effects with negative consequences on regularity and quality service. Therefore, in order to maximise its effectiveness, a strong need of methodological support is required. With this aim the authors developed different methods and models capable of supporting some of these decisions: a regressive method for preliminary dimensioning of harbour terminals and a sea-side operation combinatorial model for traffic analysis and capacity estimation. They are able to be integrated in a chain of models taking into account dimensions and manoeuvrability of ships, terminal morphology, handling equipment, storage areas, etc., with the aim to support the planning process and operational management.
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Citation note:
Ricci S., Marinacci C.: Modelling Support for Maritime Terminals Planning and Operation. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 235-242, 2010

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