دانلود مقاله Formulating a Break Even Model for Evaluating the Cost of Container Vessels Waiting Times
سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۷
محل انتشار: دهمین همایش ملی صنایع دریایی ایران
تعداد صفحات: ۲۵
Mansoor Kiani – Chabahar Maritime University, Chabahar, 99714-183, Iran
Saeid Nooramin –
Ali Pakdin –
The planning , design and development of a container terminal with optimum size and capacity and with a minimum capital cost is fundamentally dependent upon the loading and discharging operations at the quayside . The quayside function of container terminals is dependent basically on the number of berths available to service the incoming container ships. The objective of the container terminal dealing and admitting the ongoing ship calls is to provide immediate berth and loading and discharging services to the container ships with a minimum costly waiting time and a maximum efficiency. Previously terminal planners used to build extra berths to provide service. During the last two decades the terminal operators have adopted automation technologies in loading and discharging operation of the container ships as an alternative to designing extra berths .ships owners naturally expect least waiting times for their container ships. On the other hand it is also natural for port operators in a container terminal with costly facilities to see a high berth occupancy and productivity at the quayside .