The experience of the small port of Labuan, East Malaysia, in coping with a sudden growth in shipping activity is described as containing useful lessons for Third World countries. The discovery of oil and the establishment of energy-intensive, export-oriented industries combined to necessitate the upgrading of the port's facilities. What is discussed in most detail is the acquisition and introduction of state-of-the-art tugs to berth large ore carriers. Pointers are offered on pitfalls to be avoided in selecting tugs for a Third World environment.

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    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Nettur, P K
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  • Pagination: 12p.

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  • Accession Number: 00659792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM