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Efficient Interfacing of the Truck-To-Ship Intermodal Grain Transfer System: Port of Houston

  • Stephen Fuller (a1) and Mechel Paggi (a1)


Agricultural transportation is often characterized by seasonal and cyclical traffic flows that unfavorably affect the logistical efficiency of the marketing system. Congestion problems arise in the truck-to-ship intermodal grain transfer system at the Port of Houston. Seasonal peaks in truck-delivered grain receipts create problems with efficient interfacing of the port elevators' grain-receiving capacity and truck arrival patterns. During peak volume periods, the elevators' receiving capacity is inadequate; long truck queues develop and congestion or waiting occurs. Queues of 3-4 miles are common during the peak receipt periods, whereas the facility may be idle for extended periods of off-peak time.



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Efficient Interfacing of the Truck-To-Ship Intermodal Grain Transfer System: Port of Houston

  • Stephen Fuller (a1) and Mechel Paggi (a1)


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