A conceptual design and functional assessment of the floating container terminal with high activities

T. Shinoda, N. Fukuchi, H. Kim

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The container transportation and containerization for the material movement has been increasing rapidly in recent years. The transportation sector has been undergoing very rapid and multifarious changes against the international competitor. These changes are reflected in the alliances between shipping companies, introduction of larger ships as a cost reduction measure, and the application of integrated logistics to satisfy the needs of customers. The needs of many shipping companies for calling at ports are the adequate terminal facilities and other services, sufficient channel depth, efficient handling, the cost benefit of port fees and container handling, the convenient customs formalities, and so on. In this paper, a conceptual design of a floating container terminal is proposed. And the container handling efficiency on the floating container terminals are evaluated through a practical container handling simulation model, which is constructed by a Petri network model. Further a feasibility study is conducted by comparing the initial cost with those of some existing container terminals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources
Pages1475-1483
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Event12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: Sep 26 2005Sep 30 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources
Volume2

Other

Other12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period9/26/059/30/05

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Transportation

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Shinoda, T., Fukuchi, N., & Kim, H. (2005). A conceptual design and functional assessment of the floating container terminal with high activities. In Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources (pp. 1475-1483). (Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2005 - Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Ocean and Coastal Resources; Vol. 2).