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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Ports and Intermodal Systems, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM