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Trafalquar: Strategic Terminal Development

Efficient Capital Expenditure

As container volumes increase, port and container terminal operators realise that their key resources, such as quays, quay cranes, and storage space, are inadequate for new situations. Then terminal operators are compelled to address their respective investment strategies.

To enable port and container terminal operators to assess their main parameters against a long-term rise in volumes, TBA has developed the strategic terminal model TRAFALQUAR. Given increasing service requirements for vessels, current industry benchmarks are often outdated and can no longer be applied to determine optimal terminal setup. However, TRAFALQUAR allows container terminal operators to prepare for the future as it evaluates the characteristics of a particular terminal against the changing environment and rationalises trade-offs between vessel service and:

– Quay length

– Number, type and performance of quay cranes

– Yard storage and handling capacity

– Yard equipment utilisation
During the last 10 years, TBA has used TRAFALQUAR in over 100 projects for more than 50 terminals worldwide.

– Up to a year of vessel arrivals

– Various vessel types based on call schedule

– Variations in call size, lengths, drafts

– Variations in service requirements

– Access channel limitations

– Crane deployment rules

Objective and Scope

TRAFALQUAR stands for Traffic Analysis of Quay Rail and Road and aims to assess the key characteristics of a port or a container terminal.

This strategic terminal development model can simulate the arrivals of vessels from up to a year. This includes variations in arrival times and call sizes.

Vessel Handling

Trafalquar can handle a variety of vessel types, taking into account vessel lengths, arrival patterns for specific vessels as well as variations in wind speed.

Modal split distribution and stack processes

When using TRAFALQUAR, the modal split for transhipment, trucks, trains, barges and feeders can be specified separately for import and export purposes

Using TRAFALQUAR brings an array of benefits to terminal operators, these include: gained insight on vessel service times, waiting times, quay and crane occupancies and the required yard handling performance vessels.

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