FORECASTS OF KEY COMMODITY FLOWS AT A REGIONAL PORT

Some practical aspects of forecasting key commodity flows for the Port of Metropolitan St. Louis are heuristically examined. Scenarios of regional economic growth are developed, detailed industrial market studies are assessed, and regressions are adjusted from baseline output to reflect the impact of intermodal opportunities, the needs and demands of target industries, and the unique position of the port below Locks and Dam 26. Key forecasts of flows of cash grains and grain products, coal, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, and fabricated metals are examined. Operational problems resulting from growth in commodity flows at the port are identified. Finally, the need for port studies to identify and capitalize on the unique locational and industrial assets of individual regions is discussed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 2-5
  • Monograph Title: Inland waterway studies
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031052
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM