The study and preparation of the Long-Range Development Plan for the Port of Longview, Washington was determined as a necessity to insure that the port continued to serve the Longview area as a marine port and maintain a competitive position in the pacific coast trade. Recent changes in the flow of cargo over the port docks with a resultant reduction in revenue coupled with a need to evaluate changes in port and shipping technology stimulated the decision for this analysis. The study team was organized using the multidiscipline concept for the following major areas of expertise participating; civil engineering, international trade and economics, land use planning, and port facilities planning. The key to the development plan was careful integration of the analysis and information developed by each one of the above expertise in providing a program that included a capital improvement plan, a trade development plan, financial plan and an organizational plan. The key concerns in the analysis was the evaluation of facilities and cargo handling equipment to respond to the demands of trade and future technology. It was also necessary to evaluate the land requirements for the port, including best utilization of existing ownership requirements as well as possible expansion areas.

  • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • BELL, T T
  • Publication Date: 1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM