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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Gerald
dc.contributor.authorPidgeon, Edward D.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:11Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:11Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4043
dc.description.abstractWe introduce a simulation model to evaluate the disruptions, delays, and incremental costs inflicted on the U.S. West Coast container shipping industry by a Transportation Security Incident (TSI). Each year, more than 6,000 container ships call upon West Coast seaports handling in excess of 18.3 million containers. Current national directives do not specify uniform standards for measuring the amount of seaport cargohandling capacity, nor decision rules to divert cargo to alternate facilities when a primary destination is degraded or unusable. Through analysis, we identify infrastructure components that are potential bottlenecks and/or vulnerable to a TSI that can potentially threaten the U.S. maritime shipping capacity. For example, we demonstrate a 10-day labor union dispute and longshoremen work stoppage that paralyzes the entire U.S. West Coast. The incident induces significant port congestion from Puget Sound to San Pedro Bay, reducing the annual West Coast vessel and import container throughput by 3 percent 174 vessels and 237,088 containers), and increases the incremental costs suffered by ocean carriers by $400 million. Additional analysis identifies opportunities for commercial and government investment in additional seaport infrastructure to alleviate West Coast port congestion, while ensuring the unimpeded continuity of operations of West Coast shipping subsequent to a TSI.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/modelingeffectso109454043
dc.format.extentxxii, 83 p. : ill. (some col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshMarine terminalsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSecurity measuresen_US
dc.subject.lcshCaliforniaen_US
dc.subject.lcshOaklanden_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshShippingen_US
dc.titleModeling the effects of a Transportation Security Incident upon the marine transportation systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKelton, David
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc244584389
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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