Aiming at Port and Harbour Technology Mild to Human Beings and the Earth

by Isamu Tamura, Ministry of Transport, Japan,
Hisao Ouchi, Ministry of Transport, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastlines of Japan II


The ports and harbors bureau of the ministry of transport formulated and announced a long-term port and harbor development policy, ports and harbors toward the twenty-first century aiming affluent waterfront, in 1985, and coastal area development policy, coastal area toward twenty-first century for creation of affluent coast area, in 1990. It is contemplated to provide a comprehensive port and harbor space and to improve the quality of such space with good balance maintained among the functions of physical distribution,industries and lives of people with emphasis placed on enhancement of the quality of convenience or beautiful environment. For development of the coast area, it is intended to preponderantly develop the facilities of good quality with consideration given to the fact of utilization along with early implementation of safety and conservation of national land. And, these two long-term policies equally stress the importance of the technological development required for realization of the objectives.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Sea water | Human factors | Freight transportation | Distribution functions | Freight terminals | Safety | Land use | Japan | Asia

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