SIMULATION ANALYSIS OF THE MARINE PORT-COMPLEX.
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF ENGINEERING
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The purpose of the project was to conduct a systems analysis of a selected marine port-complex as a demonstration of the application of the computer simulation technique, TRANSIM, to solution of port-complex problems. A marine port-complex is defined to include land access and ship systems, in addition to port and terminal facilities, proper. The specific port situation selected for analysis is the Military Ocean Terminal, Bay Area, Oakland, California, in connection with the embarkation of a U. S. Army Infantry ROAD Division. The Division traffic is superimposed upon normal MOTBA Traffic levels. The systems analysis was conducted in two phases. First, a simulation of the MOTBA port-complex was based on utilization of the current physical plant, manpower resources and planning factors. A second simulation incorporated in the system model certain changes designed to eliminate the bottlenecks, congestion points, and inefficient utilization of the physical plant which were identified as a result of the initial simulation. The analysis results indicated that the computer simulator, TRANSIM, is particularly suited to the analysis of the marine port-complex. The minor changes investigated resulted in an 8.1 decrease in Division throughput time and a 12 decrease in average cargo unit throughput time. Author
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies