The background to the import boom period of 1973 to 1976 of the Gulf States, the consequent heavy port congestion and the planning of extensive new berthage are discussed. In 1977 the author's company, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., made an extensive study of the economics, trade and transport in this region. This paper summarises some of the findings. These provide details of the total commerical berthage in the 22 ports in the area together with forecasts of seaborne imports during 1982 into the eight countries in the region, (Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates). Steady growth is expected in imports of foodstuffs and general cargoes, much of these arriving in containers. Forecast growth for 1982 is given. Projections of the number of berths required have been made and are shown diagrammatically. The main findings are summarised country by country and an era of intensified competition between ports is foreseen.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to Arab Ports Conference, London, July 27-29, 1978, 10 p. Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fearfield, P
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: p. 5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM