The advent of 500 thousand and 1000 thousand dwt tankers requires special port facilities to accommodate their 92 foot and 112 foot draft. Ocean floor conditions lead to a point off Cape Antifer 12 miles north of Le Havre as the most desirable location for a new on-shore development. Various offshore type terminals were studied and rejected on economic and environmental grounds. The new port development including dredging and breakwater construction followed very careful model basin testing of sea conditions and ship maneuvering capabilities within the designed entrance channel and harbor. The project will take 20 months to complete and be in operation in June 1975 to accept 350,000 dwt tankers and 545,000 dwt tankers in December 1975. Expansion to handle larger ships will be undertaken when their keels are laid.

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  • Pagination: p. 69-91

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Super Ocean Carrier Conference
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM