A discrete event simulation for the logistics of Hamad's container terminal of Qatar

Mariam Kotachi, Ghaith Rabadi, Mohamed Kais Msakni, Mohammad Al-Salem, Ali Diabat

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A discrete even simulation is developed for the first container terminal of Hamad's new port of Qatar which is anticipated to start its operations by the end of 2016. The model is based on the operational knowledge of experts from the current port of Doha and Qatar's port authority (Mwani). The challenge in this paper is validating a simulation for a system that has not started its operation. Nonetheless, data and configuration of the current port has been utilized to partially validate the output of the simulation. The preliminary analysis shows promising results and indicate the validity of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 Winter Simulation Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSimulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016
EditorsTheresa M. Roeder, Peter I. Frazier, Robert Szechtman, Enlu Zhou
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781509044863
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016
Event2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2016Dec 14 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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