Port Planning after Earthquake Damage

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by Peter Engelmann, PREINVEST Inc, Bethesda, MD, USA,
Edward S. Olcott, PREINVEST Inc, Bethesda, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86:

Abstract: The earthquake of March 1985 affected two important ports in Chile: Valparaiso and San Antonio. While emergency measures succeeded in solving immediate operational problems, there remain important issues of the earthquake's impact on long-range development in terminals at both cities. The objectives and scope of a nine-months planning study, covering both ports, were defined by the Ministry of Transport and a Japanese offer to provide bilateral aid for undertaking this work was accepted. This paper traces the pre- and post-earthquake events relating to terminal planning at the ports of Valparaiso and San Antonio.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Earthquakes | Damage (structural) | Developing countries | Transportation management | Emergency management | Urban areas | North America | Texas | United States | San Antonio | Chile | South America

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