Surface transport capacity at a port: case of a coal export terminal

Wadhwa, Lal C. (2003) Surface transport capacity at a port: case of a coal export terminal. In: Proceedings of the 16th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2003. pp. 1-9. From: Coastal Development - A Quest for Excellence, 9-12 September 2003, Auckland, New Zealand.

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A large coal terminal on the Australian coast receives coal from several mines which is exported to a large number of markets around the world The coal is brought to the terminal by trains run by State Railways. The chain of events in the transport of coal from mines to the port has been modeled and a comprehensive analysis of duration and distribution of activity times and delays has been undertaken to enable benchmarking of all activities involved This information has been used to estimate the optimal rates of loading coal at mines, unloading at the rail receival station at the port and the journey times from mines to the terminal The analysis of all delays has been considered in the estimation of land-based capacity. Cycle times for train trips to each mine have been developed under alternative scenarios and are based on the 1996-98 proportion of coal transported from each mine. The analytical approach and capacity estimation procedure are presented in the paper.

Item ID: 7601
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-473-09832-2
Keywords: capacity estimation; land-based transport; Port capacity; productivity; rail network; statistical analysis
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2010 04:46
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering @ 51%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150799 Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified @ 49%
SEO Codes: 88 TRANSPORT > 8801 Ground Transport > 880199 Ground Transport not elsewhere classified @ 51%
88 TRANSPORT > 8899 Other Transport > 889901 Intermodal Materials Handling @ 49%
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