PUBLIC PORT FINANCING IN TEXAS: AN OVERVIEW OF CURRENT PRACTICES, ALTERNATIVES, AND FUTURE NEEDS

Waterborne commerce is of critical importance to the Texas economy, and over 60 percent of all tonnage transported in the state moves by water. Most commodities so transported are low cost bulk goods: petroleum, petroleum products, chemicals and agricultural products. These four broad commodity groups represent the bulk of the state's industrial base. Texas plans to maintain a strong marine commerce system, and will need adequate financial resources for channel construction, facility development, and other facets of maintaining and operating the system. This report details existing financial tools available and current financial conditions, and presents some questions regarding the efficacy of existing resources to meet future needs. The deep-draft activity centers of the marine commerce system are the logical focus for this report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Texas Coastal and Marine Council, Austin.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Sea Grant Program, Center for Marine Resources
    College Station, TX  USA  77843

    Texas Coastal and Marine Council

    Austin, TX  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Richards, R R
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM