Access Channels and Basins

The access channel and basin features described in this chapter include the following: (1) location; (2) alignment; (3) length; (4) width; (5) side slope; (6) water depth; (7) dredging; and (8) aids to navigation. The chapter assumes that a number of alternative port locations have been chosen and cargo throughput forecasts have been made for them. It is also assumed that the numbers of ship arrivals in each major category per annum (or per season) have been estimated. Some of the features listed above clearly influence each other. For example, location, width and alignment affect both capital and maintenance dredging requirements, while width and depth are related through their effects on the navigability of ships moving along the channel.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Dand, Ian
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 83-107
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals

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  • Accession Number: 01054211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0727732242
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2007 3:52PM