PLANNING CRITERIA FOR U.S. PORT DEVELOPMENT

Addresses five basic elements of port planning. These significant ingredients are: port and terminal technology; investment criteria and strategies; port capacity; port pricing and port environmental assessment. The report offers the main characteristics of port planning as well as introducing some of the latest managerial techniques that have been specifically adapted for port development decision-making. In addition to a basic introduction to port and terminal technology, the report treats the recent theories and applications of port investment, capacity and environmental impact. The establishment of suitable criteria for port investment and the pricing of port services are required steps in this era of capital scarcities. Similarly, the determination of a port's capacity is an essential requirement in planning potential cargo movements and intermodal activities for a harbor area. The final section on port environmental assessment addresses a crucial social situation that daily confronts the operations of ports. This chapter reviews the ecological factors of port design and construction and summarizes the environmental impact assessment and control requirements in port development and operations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Ports and Intermodal Systems, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM