Marginal Expansion Planning of Infrastructure at a Container Terminal


Globalization push container terminal grown rapidly in decade. To fulfill the future traffic requirement, this study highlights marginal expansion planning of infrastructure in a container terminal. By using marginal approach, the expansion plan can be determine correctly and economically stage by stage. A mathematical model has generated to calculate the expansion size, expansion time, interval of expansion, expansion cost, and significant of expansion for each infrastructure respectively. It recommended determining the expansion plan for each infrastructure respectively. This is because one of the infrastructures needs to be expanding but the other may not. The generated model was verified with others model and validated with case study to investigate the practicability of the model. The model serves as expansion decision making tools to assist port expansion planners.

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Loke, K. , Kader, A. , Ahmad, M. , Hamid, S. and Othman, M. (2015) Marginal Expansion Planning of Infrastructure at a Container Terminal. Open Journal of Marine Science, 5, 99-107. doi: 10.4236/ojms.2015.51009.

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