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.