Ports at large population centers are increasingly involved in the arena of social problems: Water pollution; recreational use of waterfront lands; threats to wildlife and fisheries; redevelopment of waterside areas; rapid transit programs; vessel sanitation and oil spills; major highway systems in waterfront areas, and others. Ports with airport jurisdiction face all the problems of the super-jet age. In addition to these sticky problems, the ports must adapt to a world shipping revolution. Large areas of high-value waterfront lands are needed, on a scale hitherto unknown, to accommodate container-ships or large-scale automated handling of bulk commodities. The super-ship needs deeper channels and much larger maneuvering areas, and if these accommodations cannot be centralized at ports, offshore discharge facilities are called for at more remote locations. Competition for the tax dollar is very sharp, with local governments tending to respond to social pressures, and to make capital needs subordinate. For the autonomous port, bond costs have escalated, making the ordinary sound capital venture, marginal or impossible of achievement. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available - published in Proceedings of International Association of Ports and Harbors Conference (7th), Montreal, June 1971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    Center for Great Lakes Studies
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53201
  • Authors:
    • Brockel, H C
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033666
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOAA-72011301
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM