An unconventional study approach resulted in new perspectives on port objectives and the state role in port development. Real, measurable port benefits are used in the study and are contrasted to those commonly used in earlier studies. The detailed freight demand analysis, or market analysis, necessary to identify these benefits and the general applicability of the approach at local, state, regional, and national levels are discussed. Study recommendations that relate to port development, financing, and marketing and conclusions about the state's role in port development reflect the responsiveness of the study to issues of local and statewide concern. Focusing on the upstate New York ports as means to provide the best possible service to shippers and consignees has encouraged coordination among these ports and provided a basis for state port development policies. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 1-4
  • Monograph Title: Waterborne commerce and inland port development
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM