The authors derive and present a range of projections of traffic tonnage through Puget Sound Ports up to the Year 2000, broken down by commodity classifications. They discuss the land area requirements of port-related commerce, including the demand for land in industrial parks adjacent to terminal facilities but not necessarily providing direct access to the water. The causes and consequences of circumstances in which port-areas land is in relatively plentiful supply are analyzed and the effects of public subsidization of port districts on their investment patterns are discussed. An attempt is made to clarify existing usage of the term 'super-port'. Finally an effort is made to assess the necessity and desirability of this type of development, with special reference to the Nisqually Delta area and to the Port of Everett's plans for Jetty Island. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Division of Marine Sciences
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105
  • Authors:
    • Borland, S
    • Oliver, M
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WSG-MP-72-1
  • Contract Numbers: NOAA-NC-1-72
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM