The problems and issues of national concern facing ports are examined in terms of the implications of technological change and public policies affecting port planning, development, and operation. Major areas of concern are classified in four categories: a) decision-making on federal, regional, state, and local levels; b) measures of national, regional, and local requirements; c) institutional constraints; and d) shoreline usage. The ability of ports adapting to containerization, the need to balance economic and environmental concerns, and the sale of labor and management in port operations are discussed. The report concludes with a recommendation and guidelines for a federal aid to ports program, as well as recommendations relating to port finance, development and planning, rates and regulations, and environmental concerns.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by the Panel on Future Port Requirements of the United States.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Transportation Research Board

    National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 246 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research Board
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM