Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals

Following the success of the first edition, this new edition looks at the rational planning for port facilities requirements (berths, storage and cargo handling equipment), organizations, management and operations in relation to the planning and design of ports and marine terminals. This edition takes into account the rapid decrease in 'throughput' due to containerization and the subsequent conversion of cargo berths for other uses, such as multi-purpose and container terminals. The book looks at data regarding natural conditions for site selection, choice of location and orientation of major port components - such as access channels, basins quays and specialized berths. It also looks in detail at breakwater design and the use of model tests, channel design and proposed methods for determining sedimentation rates in channels, and ways to optimize channel depth. This book will be an invaluable resource for practicing engineers and planners, port administrators and operators, as well as graduate engineers specializing in the field.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 446p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0727732242
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2007 3:35PM