HPC contracted for simulation project at a liquid bulk terminal in Texas
Jefferson Energy operates a terminal in the Port of Beaumont, Texas for loading and off-loading rail cars for liquid bulk like crude oil and diesel. The tank storage facilities on site are also supplied by sea-going vessels, barges and pipelines.
The project’s objective is to identify the maximum train handling capacity (number of rail cars) and infrastructural and operational improvements needed in this respect.
To achieve this goal, we will use our proven in-house simulation model. Our Managing Director and rail expert for North America, Dr Felix Kasiske, Associate Partner and intermodal rail terminal expert, Frank Busse, and senior simulation expert, Carsten Eckert, conducted a first fact-finding mission at the Port of Beaumont beginning of January.
Benefit to the Client
The simulation model facilitates investigating the impacts of different scenarios by ringing the changes and showing operational sensitivities. HPC provides detailed information on the feasibility and benefit of individual measures to identify the terminal’s maximum train handling capacity. Hence, Jefferson Energy may take adequate actions to implement improvements and increase actual figures.