Definition and implementation of a simulation model for analyzing terminal operations at the BEST terminal at the Port of Barcelona

The aim of the project is the development of an operations simulation tool for the BEST new container terminal in the Port of Barcelona.

The Project includes three basic tasks: training in operations simulation and use of Witness for the staff from BEST, the development (in collaboration with the staff from BEST) of an operations simulation model, and the test of new algorithms for the main functional elements of the terminal in order to optimize the use of resources of the real terminal.

The main part of the project (simulation model) has been developed in four phases: simulation of the system of land access to the terminal, joint simulation of the inland system and management of the esplanade, global simulation (land and port access to the terminal) and its interaction with the esplanade and finally the consideration of the processes of removal / marshalling in the global operating processes of the terminal.