Accession Number : AD0721011
Title : Mobile/Portable Ports 1990.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ADVANCED MATERIEL CONCEPTS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Caldwell,Joseph M. ; Baker,James L.
Report Date : MAR 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 46
Abstract : The technology which could lead to the future realization of a truly mobile or portable port is explored and evaluated. A mobile or portable port is defined; a brief technological history of portable ports provided; the Army's need for such a port discussed: and overall configuration design considerations listed. Proposed types of facilities and equipment for transferring cargo, including containers, ashore are individually discussed in terms of their future potential for mobile/portable port use. Known schemes for mobile or portable breakwaters are characterized, described, and evaluated. The creation of artificial inshore harbors is presented for possible utilization in a mobile or portable port. Equipment concepts having the most potential for utilization in a future mobile/portable port are identified and future port equipment development recommendations are made. (Author)
Descriptors : (*HARBORS, MOBILE), PIERS, CARGO SHIPS, HANDLING, CONTAINERS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, PREDICTIONS, FLOATING DOCKS, HOISTS, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE