Date of Award
Master of Science
Mihalis M. Golias
Martin E. Lipinski
Stephanie S. Ivey
Intermodal Marine Container Terminals are experiencing growth in container volumes and are under pressure to develop strategies to accommodate increasing demand. One of the major factors contributing to the problem is inefficient gate operations that can cause serious safety, congestion, and environmental problems. There is a plethora of ongoing discussions concerning the implementation of different operational strategies that may relieve the effects of congestion and improve air quality. This thesis presents the development of a traffic simulation model capable of measuring the impact of various gate strategies on congestion at terminal gates. The proposed model is used to quantify both travel time and delay, and emission levels at terminal gates before and after gate strategies have been implemented. To our knowledge this is the first attempt, in the published literature, to capture delays and emissions at the gates of terminals using a traffic simulation model.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Karafa, Jeffery Paul, "Simulating Gate Strategies at Intermodal Marine Container Terminals" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 488.