This final report is the result of the Conferences on U.S. Port Industry Data Requirements held in Chicago, Illinois, from September 21-22, 1976, and in Washington, D.C., from May 11-12, 1977. Sponsored by the Maritime Administration (MarAd), with participation from the Bureau of the Census and U.S. Corps of Engineers, the conferences were significant in that they brought together a broad segment of the U.S. inland and ocean port industry to address as a group statistical problems that previously had been pursued fragmentarily as highlighted in a recent major study on Port Development in the United States, conducted by the National Academy of Sciences' Maritime Transportation Research Board (MTRB). Additionally, it was the responsibility of the industry representatives--not the Federal participants--to develop a cohesive course of action for meeting their specific data needs. This report is essentially a summary of the proposed industry plans discussed and developed at the two conferences.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Ports and Intermodal Systems, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM