How does that impact the “hub and spoke “concept for the maritime industry?
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How and why should inland ports become better utilized to improve the integrated transportation and distribution system?

How does that impact the “hub and spoke “concept for the maritime industry?

Analyze the nature of relationships between ports and state authorities, and

Cover methods of estimating future labor needs that address

Size of workforce

Levels of education

Technical training requirements, and

Technology change/utilization.

Readings include the assigned Chapters from the text; NCFRP Report 5: North American Marine Highways, linked here; and, and a video entitled Port of Long Beach, linked here.

A Port Improvement Plan (PIP) Outline (paper) will be due in Week 5.

Port Metrics

There are, according to Brooks (2007), a number of internal—system and functional, and external—customer, stakeholder, and supplier measures of port performance at the firm level.  Average turnaround time and average vessel time waiting at anchor are good functional vessel-handling metrics.  From a customer perspective, average hours before delivery cutoff is a useful efficiency metric, and the variance between “hours until berth available” and “hours until berth promised” a good effectiveness one. 

When determining port metrics, a port baseline of capacity dimensions must be developed.  For this example, a port container yard will be used to identify the metric components for this discussion.  Important capacity dimension for this container yard might include:

Berth length

Draft depth

Operating Hours

Container yard depth (area)

Stacking height

Once the baseline is determined, assumptions can be applied.  The Tioga Group’s Dan Smith (Tioga) compiled the following list of rules of thumb:

Maximum annual turnover