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The analysis of vessel turnaround time at Port of Colombo


Rupasinghe, S and Sigera, I and Cahoon, S, The analysis of vessel turnaround time at Port of Colombo, Proceedings of the IAME 2015 Conference, 23-27 August 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 1-22. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Vessel Turnaround Time (VTT) is one of the key performance indicators in measuring performance of ports and terminals. Port competition is increasing at an alarming rate with the increase in global throughput. In the first stage of this study, VTT is analyzed with respect to few nominal values such as berthing terminal, service type, size of the vessels, time of the day and day of the week. In the next stage, VTT is analyzed with regard to two major container terminals in Port of Colombo, Terminal 1 which is operated under Sri Lanka Ports Authority and Terminal 2 which is operated under private operator, while developing multiple linear regression models by identifying significant factors affecting VTT. Proposed models for VTT are developed taking loading containers, unloading containers, berthing delays, crane productivity and crane utilization in to consideration with regard to both terminals and service types.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:vessel turnaround time, key performance indicator, multiple linear regressions
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Port infrastructure and management
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Associate Professor Stephen Cahoon)
ID Code:107188
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2016-03-07
Last Modified:2018-04-11
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