OFFSHORE TERMINAL SYSTEM CONCEPTS. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report summarizes a 3-part report which (1) analyzes U.S. bulk commodity imports and exports; (2) identifies petroleum as the principal commodity, for which the economy of movement in supersize ships would justify construction of deepwater terminal facilities on the North Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, a requirement for coal and ore is cited but is said to depend on future market trends; (3) identifies transportation costs for supersize tankers, dry bulk carriers, feeder tankers, feeder barges, and pipelines; (4) surveys East, Gulf, and West Coast ports and deepwater sites suitable for deep-water terminal construction; (5) selects five candidate sites and presents a conceptual design for each; (6) compares capital and operating costs as well as total transportation costs of alternative transportation systems; (7) evaluates the benefits and limitations of multi-use terminals: (8) defines specific environmental protection features; and (9) describes requirements for advanced construction methods.
- Sponsored in part by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C.
Soros Associates, Incorporated575 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY USA 10022
- Publication Date: 1972-9
- Pagination: 133 p.
- TRT Terms: Deepwater harbors; Dry bulk cargo; Economic analysis; Offshore terminals
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00037739
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: 55-400-81-013 Final Rpt, MA-RD-730001 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MA-1-35409
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 10 1974 12:00AM