Innovative Countermeasures for Reducing the Truck Waiting Time at Marine Terminals

As international trade and freight volumes increase, there is a growing port congestion problem, leading to long truck waiting lines at US marine terminals. The proposed project is to investigate innovative countermeasures for reducing truck waiting times at marine terminals. For this purpose, this research will first identify the potential countermeasures that can be used for reducing truck waiting times at marine terminals. Then, a method for quantitatively estimating terminal gate truck waiting times and their cost will be developed, and the effectiveness and benefits of the identified countermeasures will be assessed. After that, interviews of marine terminal officers will be conducted to further investigate the feasibility and implementation barriers of different types of countermeasures. Based on the results of this study, the most feasible and cost-effective countermeasures for reducing truck waiting times at marine terminals will be recommended and the method for estimating their impacts/benefits under different scenarios will be provided.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $86410
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education

      University of North Carolina, Charlotte
      Charlotte, NC  United States  28223

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of North Carolina, Charlotte

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      9201 University City Boulevard
      Charlotte, NC  United States  28223-0001
    • Project Managers:

      Fan, Wei

    • Performing Organizations:

      Texas Southern University, Houston

      3100 Cleburne Street
      Houston, TX  United States  77004
    • Principal Investigators:

      Qi, Yi

    • Start Date: 20171001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01652825
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Dec 3 2017 10:58AM