A FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE OCEAN PORT
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.
Operations Research IncorporatedSilver Spring, MD United States
- Smith, Theodore A
- Publication Date: 1964-8-25
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Development; Port operations; Ports; Transportation planning
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- 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