The constraints under which the United Kingdom ports have been forced to operate are summarized. The background in these matters leading to the Reports of Rochdale and Devlin and subsequent developments are discussed and comparisons made with the European and American port systems. Development of the United Kingdom ports into the 1970's under the heads of containerization of general cargo traffics and the bulk carrier and tanker trades is examined with particular accent on the Clyde Estuary situation. Certain aspects of the recent 'Oceanspan' Report by the Scottish Council (Development & Industry) on the natural deep water available in the Lower Reaches of the Clyde and the prospects and siting of hinterland industry and the planning implications are also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Eng & Shipbuilders in Scotland

    183 Bath Street
    7 Glasgow C2, ZZ Scotland   
  • Authors:
    • Davidson, J P
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 338-66
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 113
    • Issue Number: Pt7

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1971 12:00AM