The basic function of all ports is to provide facilities for the two-way exchange of traffic between inland and oceangoing transport. In this study the port is subjected to analysis and a port system defined in terms of port operations, i.e., harbor, terminal, and distribution functions; supported by specialized and general administration functions. Port development is analyzed and the relationships between planning, research, financing, property acquisition, facility construction, and information exchange are shown. The metropolitan transportation function is considered, major problems are discussed, and their impact on port development is indicated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Operations Research Incorporated

    Silver Spring, MD  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, Theodore A
  • Publication Date: 1964-8-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3533
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1973 12:00AM