STUDY OF THE PORT OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS - PHASE II-A: A PRIMER ON INLAND WATERWAYS PORTS

This report presents the results of a study of inland marine port operations. A detailed description of the Port of St. Louis is given. The effect of river flow dynamics including river level fluctuations, siltation and sandbars, and river flow characteristics of swift currents and high water is discussed. An analysis is made of how well inland ports perform the function of transferring cargo between shippers and barge line-haul carriers. The effect which new marine concepts, such as LASH, SEABEE, containersization, etc., may have on proper port planning is evaluated. Past inland port growth is described and the criteria and staging used in planning future growth is presented. Recommendations are provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    East-West Gateway Coordinating Council

    112 North 4th Street, Suite 1200
    St Louis, MO  USA  63102
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 172 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149335
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM