Multidisciplinary Barge Fleeting Site-Evaluation

by Edward J. Bentz, Jr., E. J. Bentz & Associates, Springfield, VA, USA,
Carole B. Bentz, E. J. Bentz & Associates, Springfield, VA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: The U. S. Maritime Administration, in cooperation with the State of Louisiana, recently (March 1985) released a major report on barge fleeting on the Lower Mississippi River. The study projected that the introduction of new, high-speed cargo-handling technologies and new intermodal transfer locations will induce additional demand for new and expanded fleeting sites. The effort concluded that resolution of a complex, controversial, and crucial set of issues surrounding the actual selection of barge fleeting sites represents the key to developing system-wide short- and long-term approaches to maintaining economic growth in the bulk port region.

Subject Headings: Barges | Freight transportation | Ports and harbors | Construction sites | Site investigation | Team building | Economic factors | Rivers and streams | Mississippi River | North America | Louisiana | United States

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