U.S. PORT DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS AS INFLUENCED BY THE IMPENDING ENERGY CRISIS

One of the foreseeable effects of the impending energy shortage in the United States is the need to import greater quantities of oil and gas. Based on the forecasted energy demand, the requirements for fuel and the consequent requirements for additional ships, ports, and terminals are projected. One of the major problems in providing facilities in the United States for the new larger tankers is providing sufficient water depth. Possible locations for new ports and terminals and locations of existing ports which could be deepened to accommodate deep draft tankers are considered. The dredging required to provide deep draft facilities is discussed in context of the possible energy crisis and its impact on the dredging industry.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 5th World Dredging Conference, Hamburg, West Germany, June 11-15, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    World Dredging Association

    P.O. Box 269
    San Pedro, CA  USA  90733
  • Authors:
    • Schmid, R C
    • Garcia Jr, W J
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 21-50

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM