Port Operations

By: Scianta  09-12-2011
Keywords: Financial Analysis, Optimization Services, Resource Allocation

A Port Operations Model is built on Scianta Intelligence’s knowledge-base framework and includes both a complete stochastic event simulation system and a multi-objective, multi-constraint resource allocation system. Using advanced queuing analysis, traffic flow (affinity networks), and commercial process modeling coupled with conventional scheduling techniques and advanced optimization services implemented using genetic algorithms and evolutionary programming, the port operations modeler is able to quickly solve very large port design and business process problems involving a large number of constraints and critical objectives. The model is built on a combination of queuing theory, high dimensional optimization techniques and many state of the art machine intelligence capabilities - such as fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms.

The port planning and operations model is an integrated and coherent collection of Java J2EE classes consisting of queuing and discrete simulation models, economic impact and broad risk assessment services, scheduling and resource allocation facilities, traffic analysis, environment impact assessments, and Markov-chain based business process models to represent the flow of materials and information through the post.

An intelligent and agile port operations model provides comprehensive planning services for port development that address technical as well as management, political, and commercial needs. This is achieved by integrating a design and analysis methodology with advanced machine intelligence technologies and sound, experienced project management.

Port Planning Services and Features

  • Traffic forecasts
  • Assessment of future technological changes in shipping and cargo handling
  • Competitor surveys
  • Condition surveys and asset valuation
  • Evaluation of port capacity
  • Formulation and Evaluation of alternative development strategies
  • Preparation of outline designs and cost estimates
  • Financial analysis
  • Economic analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Security and safe harbor analysis
  • Preparation of development, business and operational plans

Scianta Intelligence’s port operations modeling framework  is robust, extensive, and can be easily tailored to ports of any size, volume, capacity, and traffic mix.


For a more comprehensive overview of the features and capabilities of the port operations model as well as Scianta Intelligence’s capabilities and services in logistics and transportation, see:

Keywords: Financial Analysis, Genetic Algorithms, Optimization Services, Resource Allocation,

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