Is the U.S. marine terminal on the verge of becoming a bottleneck rather than a funnel for world general cargo commerce? This volume, prepared at the request of the U.S. Maritime Administration, appraises issues pertinent to the productivity of these marine terminals, addressing such topics as the state of the art of technology and engineering design in general cargo terminals; the comparison of technology and design with that of other countries; the interrelationship of port and terminal practices; and the implications of port and terminal costs, practices, engineering design, and use of technology.
Table of Contents
|Summary Report of the Committee on Productivity of Marine Terminals||1-22|
|Part 1. Workshop Reports||23-24|
|Measures of Marine Container Terminal Productivity||25-37|
|Issues in Improving Productivity||38-50|
|Implications of Technological and Operational Factors for Competition and Trade||51-56|
|Part 2. Symposium Papers||57-58|
|Trends in World Trade: Implications for U.S. Marine Terminals||62-68|
|The Marine Terminal -- An Element of Transportation Systems||69-103|
|U.S. Marine Terminal Technology and Operation||104-148|
|Productivity at Selected Foreign Marine Terminals||149-184|
|The Importance of Productive, Efficient Intermodal Transportation for International Competitiveness||185-190|
|A. Biographies of Committee Members||193-195|
|B. List of Participants||196-198|
|D. Composition of Workshops||203-206|
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