Get essential guidance for best practice in port management and avoiding bottlenecks.
Delays Entering a Container Port provides a fascinating comparison of three alternative scenarios which have been proposed for port management companies trying to resolve the bottleneck problem. The author also suggests the most suitable and offers essential guidance of best practice which will help students and practitioners working or studying in this field.
Aimed at students on logistics and operations management courses, Delays Entering a Container Port demonstrates how service speed is a fundamental factor for operations in container terminals. It explains entry gate imports and entry gate exports and gives step-by-step guidance to a vital simulation technique used to construct a queuing model. The reader is presented with essential questions about useful alternatives for improvement, and with indispensable and innovative solutions which will improve business practices.
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Brian Lawrence is a Lecturer in the School of Management at the Assumption University in Bangkok Thailand.