As part of the long term plans of a Host City of a major summer multi-sport event, a new cruise ship pier was planned to be constructed.
For the event, the city intended to provide accommodation to more than 20 000 clients in several cruise ships that would be berthed in the new cruise ship pier in order to enhance the city’s accommodation map.
Given the volume of port residents and the limitations posed by the facilities of the port, our client asked us to develop an efficient transport system for intra-port operations.The way to problem solving
The first step was to develop a sophisticated demand model that takes into account the demand for transport services generated by the cruise port clients when they are visiting sessions in competition venues or the city.
Based on the identified peaks of port resident movements either leaving or returning to the cruise ships during the event days, we designed alternative transport solutions examining various locations of the intra port bus mall and alternative ship berthing arrangements.
We then assessed the resulting options in terms of both qualitative and quantitative criteria, such as average walking time, average travel time by bus, total vehicle kilometers, and legacy value and we selected the preferred transport solution.
For the preferred transport solution, we developed the detailed design and the transport operational concept. The performance of the recommended design was validated with speciliased software that simulated operations in the Port focusing on all pedestrian and vehicle flowsOutcome
We delivered the following key outcomes to our client: