Title: An approach to traffic modelling at seaport automobile terminals: the case of the Port of Bar

Authors: Branislav Dragović; Nikitas Nikitakos; Romeo Meštrović

Addresses: Maritime Faculty, University of Montenegro, Dobrota 36, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro ' Department of Shipping Trade and Transport, University Aegean, Korai 2a – Chios, Greece ' Maritime Faculty, University of Montenegro, Dobrota 36, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro

Abstract: The actual trends and an approach to traffic modelling at the seaport automobile terminal (SAT) in the Port of Bar are presented. This paper firstly deals with the performance indicators and traffic analysis of SAT, which faced a fast growth in the past few years. Also here we have applied the related queue model which is based on the analytical assumption related to the loading process of automobiles onto ships. The defined analytical model corresponds to the bulk queue with one ship ramp (server) and such that the size of arrival group at the ramp is a constant random variable. By using the input data, some computational experiments are reported to evaluate the efficiency of the considered loading process in the Port of Bar. It also serves as a review that can be reported to the local port authorities to develop strategies and directions that should be applied in the future.

Keywords: seaport automobile terminals; SAT; traffic modelling; performance indicators; queuing theory; batch arrival; Port of Bar; case study; vehicle loading; bulk queues; ship ramps; port authorities; Ro-Ro ships; Montenegro.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSRM.2016.079794

International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, 2016 Vol.6 No.3, pp.319 - 329

Received: 20 Jan 2016
Accepted: 12 Mar 2016

Published online: 14 Oct 2016 *

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