Although largely a function of state and local governments, the American port industry is essentially comparable to private enterprises which compete freely with each other for various markets. The Maritime Administration's legislative responsibility is to supplement the efforts of the port industry itself through various promotional, technical and supportive programs to help ports become more competitive in a rational manner. To further the development of these programs MarAd has sponsored a series of meetings on the agency's role in port operations and development. Ports of the Pacific, a joint MarAd-Port Industry conference was a followup to a meeting held in March 1974, in Washington, D.C. between MarAd and officers of the Association of American Port Authorities (AAPA). In addition to presenting MarAd's port program the conference provided an opportunity to engage the port industry in a qualitative dialogue on the program and how it might be improved or expanded.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Transcript of Proceedings of Conference on Maritime Administration's Role in Port Development, San Francisco, California, July 2, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    Western Region, 450 Golden Gate Avenue
    San Francisco, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1974-7-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1974 12:00AM