Accession Number : ADA951747

Title :   Great Lakes-Overseas General Cargo Traffic Analysis. To Accompany Great Lakes Harbors Study.

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS CHICAGO ILL NORTH CENTRAL DIV

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : As a supporting document to the Great Lakes Harbors Study, this report is used to determine the advisability of additional harbor improvements for deep draft commerce. It examines the economic composition of the Great Lakes area in relation to foreign trade; Great Lakes ports share of U.S. foreign trade, 1958 to 1964; foreign trade generated in the Great Lakes area for 1956, 1960, and 1963; relation of Europe to general cargo traffic; the U.S. share of world markets, 1951 to 1963; projections to 2020; tributary areas were delineated. Unit benefits from deepening harbors were documented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *International trade, *Water traffic, Great Lakes, Harbors, Shipping, Cargo, Exports, Economic analysis

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE