Additional Benefits from Channel Improvements

by Paul A. Jensen, Espey, Huston & Associates Inc, Austin, TX, USA,
James M. Kieslich, Espey, Huston & Associates Inc, Austin, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86


This paper describes techniques used to quantify three types of benefits resulting from enlarging the Houston Ship Channel. These benefit types are vessel casualty reduction, delay reduction and energy savings. The importance of these benefit types is discussed relative to traditional deep-draft benefits in overall project feasibility.

Subject Headings: Navigation (waterway) | Ships | Economic factors | Feasibility studies | Ports and harbors | Energy efficiency | Channel stabilization | Safety | Texas | United States

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