THE FUTURE OF ATLANTIC PORTS

The first of the two-part study reviews the past and present capabilities of U.S. Atlantic coast ports and projects and the extent to which the ports will successfully meet future requirements. The purpose of the research effort is to satisfy the need for a comprehensive understanding of the numerous factors that influence the success of ocean transportation, and in particular the port trans-shipment. Significant aspects include: a) a review of the demand and supply of U.S. East Coast shipping port operations as well as the port interface with various modes of transportation; b) an estimation of commodity flows, advances in port technology and the development of standards of measurement of port capacity to assist in projecting future needs; c) the structure and use of multipurpose ports and the development of multiport models to analyze competitive effects among ports serving the same region or regional parts; and d) suggested requirements for change in physical form and use of U.S. Atlantic ports to meet future demands. The second report develops and presents the methodology for multipurpose port and multiport analysis and planning. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Frankel, E G
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 72-19 One-Time
  • Files: TSR, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1976 12:00AM