Accession Number:

ADA608104

Title:

Optimizing Ship Berthing

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE