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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(3), 584;

Simulation Models for Offshore Port Service Concepts

School of Management and Economics, Handong Global University, Pohang 37554, Korea
Defense Modeling and Simulation Division, Korea Institute for Defense Analysis, Seoul 02455, Korea
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Received: 14 December 2018 / Revised: 31 January 2019 / Accepted: 1 February 2019 / Published: 11 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Solutions for Robotic Swarms in Sea Operations)
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Offshore port service concepts were developed to flexibly respond to the emergence of large container ships and the increase in port trade volume. As one such offshore service concept, a mobile harbor system has recently been proposed. Although it is possible to effectively increase the capacity of existing ports through these mobile harbor systems, the methodology for evaluating the performance of a traditional port is limited when applied to evaluating the performance of the mobile harbor system. In this study, we develop a simulation model to analyze the mobile harbor system. The simulation model reflects the operating characteristics of the mobile harbor, and the performance metric of the system can be derived from the model. The results can be applied to capacity planning of a port system with a method that reduces search space. We applied our method to the Surabaya port in Indonesia to derive the optimal mobile harbor design that satisfies the required service level. View Full-Text
Keywords: port design; complex system optimization; offshore port service; simulation model; mobile harbor port design; complex system optimization; offshore port service; simulation model; mobile harbor

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