The Export Grain Marketing System: The Port Elevator Linkage

This study measures, with use of a simulation model, expected increases in congestion cost as additional export grain moves through a representative Gulf port elevator and the associated intermodal transfer system and examines the feasibility of congestion-reducing investment in the port elevator. Analyses indicates congestion cost increase substantially as port elevator volume exceeds 125 million bushels. Further analysis indicates congestion-reducing investment by the port elevator to be economically feasible, i.e. through modification of existing plant the efficiency of the port elevator can be maintained as export volume increases.


Issue Date:
1982-08
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/279218
Language:
English
Total Pages:
15




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