Port system analysis

Author(s) Zhaoning Wang
Publisher WMU
Date 1999
Pages 77
Format pdf
Size 1 Mb







One shall apply system approach when analyzing the port activities. Such approach is usually applied when solving the specific problems of the ports. The author of the present publication has made an attempt to introduce the system analysis to the port system using the top-bottom method. In the first chapter of his dissertation the author provides the discussion on the basic port system theory together with its relation to port.

The interrelations taking place within port are categorized in the intangible, half-tangible and tangible types. The second part of the document examines the port system in general and also introduces the analytic tool which is used throughout the rest part of the volume. The analysis of the subsystem is presented in the third part of the dissertation dealing with the cargo operation system.

The next chapter contains two case studies selected by the author for inclusion into his work and demonstrating how exactly port managers could benefit from system vision. The content of this work is definitely not aimed at the general reader but it will be interested to the people having deep professional interest in port systems and willing to get more information in addition to what can be found in the publications available today.

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