Optimizing Ship Berthing
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Ship berthing plans reserve a location for inbound U.S. Navy surface vessels prior to their port entrance, or reassign ships once in port to allow them to complete, in a timely manner, reprovisioning, repair, maintenance, training, and certification tests prior to redeploying for future operational commitments. Each ship requires different services when in port, such as shore power, crane, ordnance, and fuel. Unfortunately, not all services are offered at all piers, and berth shifting is disruptive and expensive A port operations scheduler strives to reduce unnecessary berth shifts. We present an optimization model for berth planning and demonstrate it for Norfolk Naval Station, which exhibits all the richness of berthing problem. the Navy faces.
- Marine Engineering