Recent developments in port and shipping technology are discussed and modern approaches to port planning for effective port development are reviewed. Methods of fore-casting demand in intermodal goods movements, including distribution network demand, are evaluated. Port planning is considered as an integral part of urban and regional transport planning with due consideration to the environmental and economic impact of port development on its hinterland. Various ways of quantifying these impacts are discussed and typical benefit/cost analysis will be proposed. Next we will discuss the conversion of port planning to port developments. Port sites, layouts and facility alternatives evaluation and trade off is structural and a method for selection of a preferred port development plan is suggested. Finally, port and terminal configurations under various urban environments are studied and the relation of modern intermodal terminal port and the urban system established.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of Second International Waterborne Transportation Conference, October 5-7, 1977, New York City. Available April, 1978, approximately 750 pages. Cost: to ASCE members $15.00; non-members $30.00. Also available from Engineering Societies Library.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Frankel, E G
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00170803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM