The important elements of the cargo transfer operation are ships, cargo, manpower, and terminal facilities. Information is presented here concerning these elements, as observed in the San Francisco Bay Area, to quantify the role each plays in the cargo transfer system. Finally, the interaction of these elements on the performance on the port system is analyzed. While much numerical information is presented in this volume, it is not an up-to-date compendium of port facts. Coverage is limited to the system of transferring mixed dry cargo, excluding bulk commodities. Bulk cargos have been omitted because they usually require facilities and little manpower from the longshore labor force. The problems to be considered in this study are those of handling break-bulk cargo, or its containers, by longshoremen. The geographical area of the study is that encompassed by the dispatch of men from the hiring hall for Local 10 of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. This includes all the San Francisco Bay Area, but excludes Stiockton and other river ports. Excluding bulk cargo and limiting the area causes cargo tonnage totals and ship traffic figures in this report to differ from those found in standfard references.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00765220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 21 1999 12:00AM