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A Queuing Model Study of Port Performance Evolution


  • Branislav Dragovic

    () (University of Montenegro)

  • Nenad Dj. Zrnic

    () (University of Belgrade)


The main purposes of the paper are to describe port performance evaluation by queuing models (QMs) based on the nature and applications of the models, state of the art survey based on the classification and identify considered problems and the applications of the existing QMs. There are number of benefits to be gained from QMs for port performance evaluation, among them are: faster development, greater flexibility, less data required and it is easier to understand and interpret the results.

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  • Branislav Dragovic & Nenad Dj. Zrnic, 2011. "A Queuing Model Study of Port Performance Evolution," Analele Universitatii "Eftimie Murgu" Resita Fascicola de Inginerie, "Eftimie Murgu" University of Resita, vol. 2(XVIII), pages 65-76, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:uem:journl:v:2:y:2011:i:xviii:p:65-76

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    1. Susila Munisamy, 2010. "Timber terminal capacity planning through queuing theory," Maritime Economics & Logistics, Palgrave Macmillan;International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), vol. 12(2), pages 147-161, June.
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    queuing models (QMs); port performance evaluation;

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    • M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics


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