Trends in recent years in marine transportation and the nature of cargoes handled have placed increasing demands for improved safety and efficiency not only on ships but on the waterways and ports they utilize. Port planning must consider the impact of larger ships, increasing volumes of hazardous cargoes, increasing traffic, increasing industrial and population density, and increased concern for the environment. The problems generally cannot be dealt with on an isolated basis and must be considered within the framework of systematic analysis. Within the marine transportation system, cargo movement (ship movement), cargo transfer, and cargo storage all complement and affect one another. Decisions as to port configuration, site location, vessel traffic, pilotage, surveying and mapping, dredging, aids-to-navigation, tug assistance--all need to be reached on as systematic a basis as is posible. Criteria for and practices in several of the foregoing areas are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Third Annual Combined Conference, Oceans '77, held October 17-19, 1977, Los Angeles. Also available from Engineering Societies Library.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5997

    Marine Technology Society

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  • Authors:
    • Lancaster, J H
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1272-4 OEC Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM