Port of Eastport, Maine: A Growing Breakbulk Cargo Port (
by Robert H. Wardwell,
Abstract: The Port of Eastport accommodated over 90,000 tons of international waterborne trade in 1986. In 1980, this trade-related port operation was non-existent. A Cargo Facility Economic and Technical Feasibility Study was performed during the midst of this revolutionary change. Market research was undertaken. Port development options were explored. The Port of Eastport has rehabilitated a former Corps of Engineers breakwater into a competitive pier with 40 feet of water. Local terminal operator and longshoremen association provide low cost competitive service. Capital improvements have been financed by state and federal governments. The majority of cargo (woodpulp) comes from a major international shipper that demands cost savings over alternate routings.
Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Freight transportation | Wood structures | Feasibility studies | Assets | Federal government | Economic factors | Freight terminals | North America | Maine | United States
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