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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Soros Associates, Incorporated

    575 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10022
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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