Planning for Deep-Draft Navigation Channels

by Howard E. Olson, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort, Belvoir, VA, USA,
James R. Hanchey, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort, Belvoir, VA, USA,
Lloyd G. Antle, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort, Belvoir, VA, USA,
Arthur F. Hawnn, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort, Belvoir, VA, USA,
David F. Bastian, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort, Belvoir, VA, USA,
D. V. Grier, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort, Belvoir, VA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86

Abstract: This paper summarizes the trends in seaboard trade, the major commodities for the world, and the share captured by U. S. ports. The discussion includes the new developments of port planning procedures such as multiport analysis, alternatives to channel dredging, proposed methods to estimate project benefits for containership operations, and a newly devised data system depicting vessel drafts for specific commodity movements. The role of cost recovery proposals in the planning process is examined. In conclusion, the paper presents the status of channel improvement proposals for U. S. harbors and summarizes the major considerations and the outlook for harbor channel improvements.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Navigation (waterway) | Dredging | Container shipping | Data analysis | Ships | Navigation (geomatic)

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