Game Theory Employment in the Context of Ports Management


  • Rafael Gonçalves Universidade do Vale do Itajaì
  • Antonio Henrique da Fountoura Klein Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Márcio Barbosa Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
  • Anita Maria da Rocha Fernandes Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Brasil



The port management is a complex activity. It is so due to the many
variables involved that could take in account the climatic,
environmental, ships features and its cargo. In this context the
forecasting about how many ships a certain port will be able to
receive and how long time each ship will need to perform its
operations in a certain period of the year can be uncertain, once it
is impacted by external factors such as the climatical conditions. In
this context this paper proposes a forecasting mechanism based on
the game theory which utilizes data collected during four years for
each ship that has moored in two different Brazilian ports. Based
on these data we have defined a game theory model for forecasting
the port behavior in a future time period. A first implementation is
presented as well as a first analysis of provided outputs.






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