THE CHALLENGE OF DEEPWATER TERMINALS

With the demand throughout the world for iron ore, coal, and crude oil growing at an alarming rate, there is a need for a faster, cleaner, and more economical means of transporting these materials. The days of the 40,000-ton tanker are ending and these will soon be replaced by tankers and bulk carriers with capacities of 200,000 tons and more. Today the United States is virtually surrounded by nations with ports that can accept these super-sized vessels. And yet, in this largest of trading nations and the world's leading consumer of energy, there are no terminals large enough to accept a ship of this size. Unless it acts quickly to build deepwater terminals, the United States must face a serious challenge from foreign countries for the bulk-cargo business of the future. The author discusses the technical, economic, environmental, governmental, and legal aspects of this problem.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Heath (DC) and Company

    Lexington Books, 125 Spring Street
    Lexington, MA  USA  02173
  • Authors:
    • Marcus, H S
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00072526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Lexington Books
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM