Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6649

Date

2020

Date of Award

12-1-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Civil Engineering

Concentration

Transportation

Committee Chair

Mihalis Golias

Committee Member

Sabya Mishra

Committee Member

Paul Palazolo

Committee Member

Sotirios Theofanis

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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