Theses and Dissertations

Author

Si Meng

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Jin, Mingzhou

Committee Member

Babski-Reeves, Kari

Committee Member

Strawderman, Lesley

Date of Degree

5-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Abstract

This study proposes a framework of simulation tool suites for ports to evaluate their response to disaster crisis and port security policies. The focus is containerized cargos that are imported through ports in the U.S. with final destinations also in the U.S. A crisis, such as a man-made or natural disaster, may cause a delay at the seaport. The down time of ports may result in severe economic losses. Thus, when a seaport cannot normally operate, it is important to minimize the impact caused by the disrupted freight flow. Port security policies also have a significant impact on the port operation efficiency. This model developed in this study evaluates the performance of re-routing strategies under different crisis scenarios and can help the user to find an effective re-routing decision and analyze security policies of a port. This model also analyzes security policies of the simulation port.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15225

Comments

Disaster Response||Freight Transportation||Intermodal Connection||Port Simulation||Port Security

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