PORT DEVELOPMENT IN THE UNITED STATES
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.
- Prepared by the Panel on Future Port Requirements of the United States.
Maritime Transportation Research BoardNational Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA 20418
- Publication Date: 1976-1
- Pagination: 246 p.
- TRT Terms: Containerization; Development; Financing; Intermodal terminals; International trade; Marine terminals; Policy; Port operations; Port structures; Ports; Transportation planning; Transportation policy
- Uncontrolled Terms: Port finance
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies; National transportation policies
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Policy; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00131505
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research Board
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM