A COMPREHENSIVE MARINE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FOR THE DELAWARE VALLEY REGION: A CASE STUDY

A marine transportation system especially applicable to Delaware Bay is presented. The central component is a man-made island that serves as a deepwater port. Components of the system include an air-sea cargo center, a trestle corridor connecting the cargo center to the island, a restricted access rail and highway corridor to up-state connections, a deepwater channel to the ocean, and provision for submarine pipeline access from outer continental shelf oil and gas fields, if these materialize. The objectives of the system are: first to provide the deepwater docking facilities required by modern, large economical ships; second to stimulate economic growth within Delaware and the surrounding region; third to increase the safety of marine transportation; fourth to develop a commercial center adjacent to Dover Air Force Base as an alternative to military use; and fifth to demonstrate Delaware's commitment to the future regional needs for transportation and energy within the existing environmental preservation standards.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Delaware, Newark

    College of Marine Studies
    Newark, DE  USA  19716

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Authors:
    • Murray, J J
    • Tupin, E A
    • Golt, C M
    • Dey, N D
    • Tremaine, R L
  • Publication Date: 1977-5-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 185 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DEL-SG-12-77, NOAA-77091601
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM