THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF A BULK COMMODITY CONVEYOR ON A CENTRAL AMERICAN PORT
A proposed Central American port project is analysed in this article. The existing facilities are examined and tables are given showing ship movements for 1975, 1980 and 1985 (with existing facilities and the proposed conveyor) and projected bulk cargo tonnages for the same periods. The present relatively slow procedures for handling bulk cargo at the cargo piers contribute greatly to the congestion at the port; this inefficiency is reflected in the average port time with existing facilities (days per ship) listed in Table III. The proposed conveyor and warehouse (and their economic benefits) are described with tables giving details of the average port times with and without the development and the cost savings and benefits expected to accrue.
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- Brigham, G
- Publication Date: 1978-5
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Bulk cargo handling; Bulk cargo terminals; Cargo handling; Conveyors; Costs; Economic analysis; Marine terminals; Ore terminals; Port operations; Port structures; Ports; Service time; Ship motion; Warehouses
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Port time
- Geographic Terms: Central America
- Old TRIS Terms: Ship movements
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00188743
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM