Impact of the Yangtze River 12.5-Meter-Deep Channel Project on Shipping, Ports, Industry and Economy

The Yangtze River 12.5-Meter-Deep Channel Project is the most complex national waterway project. A comprehensive analysis of the impact of the project on shipping, ports, industry and economy plays a significant role in providing scientific guidance for the development of ports along the Yangtze River. By analyzing the influences of the Yangtze Estuary Channel Project and will-be effects of the 12.5-Meter-Deep Channel Project, the paper discovers that the large-scale vessels have greatly changed the shipping pattern along the Yangtze River and the direct transportation volumes have a rapid growth. Therefore, the trans-shipment function of some ports -- such as Jiangyin, Nantong and Suzhou -- has, obviously, been enhanced. Some advice, such as optimization of the ports layout and promoting the construction of infrastructure orderly, should be taken urgently to maintain sustained and healthy development of the ports along Yangtze River Basin.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 98-110
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01536248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:02PM