Authors: Maja Škurić; Branislav Dragović; Romeo Meštrović
Addresses: Maritime Transport and Traffic Division, Maritime Faculty, University of Montenegro, Dobrota 36, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro. ' Maritime Transport and Traffic Division, Maritime Faculty, University of Montenegro, Dobrota 36, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro. ' Department of Mathematics, Maritime Faculty, University of Montenegro, Dobrota 36, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro
Abstract: This paper discusses the significance of bulk queuing models in developing the container performances at terminals using analytical expressions. The models present a bulk arrival multi server queuing system. The arrival and service process of containers at container yard must give the input data in shape of some statistical distribution. The models discuss the total bulk queuing system costs of containers at container yard and specific cost ratio. Here, we propose different models in relation to old and new explicit formulae from previous investigations. Comparing these various models with bulk arrival of containers would give the optimal value of queue discipline. Finally, a given comparative analysis between these models and analytical approach will improve the best values for container performances at container yard. Computational experiments are reported to evaluate the efficiency of all considered models for container terminal in Port of Bar, Montenegro.
Keywords: container yards; queuing approaches; bulk arrival; Montenegro; bulk queuing models; container performance; container terminals; modelling.
International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, 2011 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.260 - 273
Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021
Published online: 30 Mar 2012 *