Between the two regions of the North and South US Atlantic seaboard, it has traditionally been the N Atlantic ports which have allocated the largest share of their development funds to the construction of container/ro-ro handling areas. Today though, it appears that the development wheel has turned full cycle and it is the S Atlantic ports which are committing the greater part of their development resources to the building of such facilities. For them, the time appears ripe for investment. A shifting population within the US, the influence of the railroads, the reportedly low reserves of container handling capacity in the Gulf region and other considerations have all combined to produce an economic climate in the S Atlantic region conducive to heavy investment in specialized handling facilities. However this is not to say that the N Atlantic ports anticipate little further growth in the container/ro-ro field.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Accession Number: 00311607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM