US TERMINALS: PLANNING AND PORT EXPANSION IN AN AREA OF TOTAL UNCERTAINTY
Long range planning for port expansion could be accomplished with a large measure of assurance during the first 60 years of this century. Development considerations reflected a port's future cargo volumes by commodity and the port simply fulfilled the needs of shippers. This picture is in stark contrast to the uncertainty and complexity confronting port planners of the 1980's, as they face the surging cost of increasingly scarce capital, the changing sizes and capacities of oceangoing ships, the different types of vessels to be berthed, the competitive impact of overland transport on ports, and the changes resulting from rising energy costs. There are now so many variables in the development equation, be they technological, economic, commercial or regulatory in nature, that the accomplishment of port expansion in the remaining 20 years of the century will be a very complex process. This paper examines those variables in detail.
- Paper presented at ICHCA--USA Intermodal Containerization and Marine Terminal Development Conference, New York, October 1980.
International Cargo Handling Coordination AssnAbford House, 15 Wilton Road
London SW1V 1LX, England
- TOZZOLI, A J
- Publication Date: 1980-10
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Capital investments; Competition; Development; Improvements; Long range planning; Port capacity; Port operations; Ports; Transportation modes; Transportation planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: Port finance
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00330065
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM