THE CONTAINER INDUSTRY--AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

This paper describes the impact of containerization on an urban area behind a port, and in particular, that of the associated expansion of container yards. Areas surrounding ports, which used to serve residential purposes, are being invaded by container-related services as shipping lines increasingly offer their clients physical distribution services that are heavily land-based. This invasion is becoming a serious constraint, particularly within ports on islands that have little or no space available for expansion. The case discussed is that of Santos, the largest general cargo port of Brazil, and the solutions undertaken by the municipal authorities are described.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4p.

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  • Accession Number: 00659522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM