Accession Number : AD0769816

Title :   An Algorithm for the Scheduling of Vessels through the Panama Canal.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Norman,Robert James , Jr

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The thesis presents an algorithm for scheduling vessel transits through the Panama Canal together with a compilation of current Marine Traffic Control scheduling practices. The performance of the scheduling algorithm is compared with the results of an actual transit schedule using the Panama Canal Company Marine Traffic Control scheduling objectives and additional measures of effectiveness derived in the paper. The interaction between these measures of effectiveness is discussed as pertains to their future use in the efficient scheduling of vessels through the canal. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Ships, *Scheduling), (*Panama canal, *Marine transportation), Traffic, Control, Algorithms, Theses

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE