The study consists of a review of requirements for port facilities anticipated for future emergencies in various parts of the world and, from this, develops information on which to preplan port facility equipment, with related manpower and planning data. The object was to form a mobile port package tailored to specific operational requirements for unloading essential civilian and military support cargo, including fuel and perishables. The key element of the study has been that the equipment be mobile enough to allow prompt deployment of such a package to any port in the world on short notice. The study is structured in a systematic manner. Background information on natural and accidental disasters and military operations, gathered to define the circumstances that require use of the port package, is summarized in the Appendix. Chapter 1 is devoted to a definition of a typical mission and an operating situation and then development of port package criteria. Using these design criteria, Chapter 2 explores and screens potential design concepts. Three candidate systems are carried over into Chapter 3 for detailed design and evaluation. With the design concepts firmly established, their application potential are evaluated in Chapter 4. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bechtel Corporation

    San Francisco, CA  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1969-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 185 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00001615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-4561
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM