Date of Award
Master of Science
In this thesis we present a multi-round second price sealed-bid auction for the berth slot leasing for vessels (RoPax and/or cruise ships) at a public marine terminal. The auction mechanism is designed to maximize the port operator's profits by auctionng berth (time)slots in groups. The framework is being tested using simulation by varying the number of RoPax/cruise ship operating companies; the number o slots they bid for; and the mechanism design with regards to the winner determination, slot valuation, and max to min slot bid ration among the bidders. Results are compared to a single item multi-round second price auction where each berthing slot is auctioned individually.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Giampouranis, Dimitrios Konstantinos, "Berth Allocation at Passenger Terminals: A Bundle Auction Approach" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2138.