Containerization and Its Impact on Port Development

by Anthony J. Tozzoli, Manager, Marine Planning and Construction Div.; Marine Terminals Dept., The Port of New York Authority, New York City, NY,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 3, Pg. 333-342

Document Type: Journal Paper


The changes that containerization has brought to ocean transportation are also influencing changes in other modes of surface transportation. These dramatic changes in cargo handling are reviewed over the postwar years, with trends in vessel construction, the theory of containerization, and a review of problems leading towards true intermodal system of transportation. The interface and the ground on which it takes place, the port, are fully explained and are based on experience at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal. Criteria for the port complex are fully reviewed with area requirements and operational characteristics. As an interesting side light to container terminal construction, the water surcharge method of land reclamation is fully detailed.

Subject Headings: Container shipping | Ports and harbors | Construction methods | Water reclamation | Land reclamation | Ocean engineering | Construction management | Marine terminals

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