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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ernst and Ernst

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Ports and Intermodal Systems, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 600 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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