@article{Ricci_Marinacci_2010, author = {Ricci, Stefano and Marinacci, Cristiano}, title = {Modelling Support for Maritime Terminals Planning and Operation}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {4}, number = {2}, pages = {235-242}, year = {2010}, url = {./Article_Modelling_Support_for_Maritime_Ricci,14,227.html}, 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.}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Marine Transportation, Maritime Terminals, Modelling Support, Maritime Terminals Planning, Maritime Terminals Operation, Sea-Side Operation, Port Infrastructure, Sea Ports} }