Gabon Mineral Port Master Plan—A Case History

by Paul Soros, Soros Associates, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86


The integrated design of infra-structure and superstructure of marine terminals for bulk cargoes presents opportunities for innovative solutions that can produce substantial economic benefits. This paper discusses a case history of such an approach as applied to the Gabon mineral port. Subjects covered include design concepts, traveling and linear loader schemes, capital costs, and others.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Ports and harbors | Developing countries | Minerals | Economic factors | Rail transportation | Freight transportation | Freight terminals | Africa | Gabon

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