PORT HANDBOOK FOR ESTIMATING MARINE TERMINAL CARGO CAPABILITY
This book evaluates port throughput capacity, and can be used by port authorities and interested civic bodies. The goal was to obtain realistic and practical terminal operating capabilities, rather than to adopt any theoretical notion of measuring ultimate or maximum terminal operating capacities under long-term stress. The Handbook presents a simplified method of port planning based on standardized berthing modules. In this method, standard port planning modules are developed for each cargo transfer mode, such as break-bulk general cargo, containerized cargo, dry bulk cargo, and liquid bulk cargo. This method is designed to be used by administrators, engineers, planners, and designers without special skills in statistical analysis. Standardized berthing modules are particularly useful in master planning and port capacity evaluation. Examples of how these modules can be used are presented in this booklet.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Berth utilization; Container terminals; Container traffic; Handling and storage; Intermodal terminals; Port capacity; Port operations; Ports; Productivity; Storage facilities; Terminal operations; Transportation planning
- Old TRIS Terms: Container throughput; Terminal facilities
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00319467
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM