IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY FOR BULK COMMODITY TRANSFER FACILITIES IN THE GREAT LAKES TRADE AREA
This report deals with the identification and assessment of productivity problems of dry bulk (except grain) transfer facilities in the Great Lakes area. It was undertaken in 1978 partially in response to a high priority need expressed at the U.S. Great Lakes--Seaway Port Development and Shipper Conference in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1976. The study was conceived as a parallel effort to the Great Lakes Cooperative Port Planning Study to which it provides input. The report covers the following areas; Bulk commodity movements; Inventory of transfer facilities; New transfer facility technology; Determination of representative transfer costs; Alternative improvement analysis; and Recommendations for improvement.
- Prepared in cooperation with Soros Associates; Messrs. Harry Benford and Vernon A. Phelps at the University of Michigan Dept. of Naval Architecture and Marine Eng; and Mr. Thomas M. Corsi at the College of Business & Management, University of Maryland. Executive Summary is available from NTIS as PB-296530/9ST
Ernst and Ernst1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA 20036
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Publication Date: 1979-4
- Pagination: 600 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo; Bulk cargo handling; Bulk cargo terminals; Bulk carriers; Cargo handling; Cargo handling equipment; Coal; Costs; Freight transportation; Intermodal terminals; Marine terminals; Materials management; Ores; Port operations; Port structures; Ports; Productivity
- Geographic Terms: Great Lakes
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk coal; Bulk ore; Cargo movement; Terminal facilities
- Subject Areas: Finance; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00196207
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-970-79043 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DO-A01-78-00-3034
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM