Nur Syaza Izurin Zolkefley, S.Sarifah Radiah Shariff, Abdul Khabir Rahmat, Muhamad Safuan Shamshol Bahri


Maritime transportation has become very important mode of transportation with the increase of volume traded regionally and internationally. It has become a challenge to port operators in maintaining its efficiency in operations. This is because failure in delivering the expected services to the shippers will result in no visits, higher operation cost, loss of revenue and business.  This study focuses on analysing process of berth allocation of tankers in selected Malaysian port in which waiting time and demurrage cost incurred are used as the decision variables. The current berth allocation process and the queue is analysed and improved. The improvement model proposed the arrival time to be the based for queueing decision and simulated for one year. The result shows that the model can improve the waiting time by 17 percent and at the same time reduces the total demurrage cost incurred by 21 percent.


Berth Allocation, Simulation, Waiting Time, Queue priorities, Tanker Vessel

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.25292/atlr.v4i0.376


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