Port Construction in the Theater of Operations
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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Recent developments in marine shipping will have a profound effect on military port construction. The use of large container vessels and super tankers already requires that commercial marine terminals be extensively modified in order to operate efficiently. The Army must develop the capability to construct facilities that are compatible with these new developments. The report furnishes basic reference information for use in selecting sites for military ports and port facilities, fulfilling the requirements of container facilities, and solving engineering problems that new developments in shipping will place on the military engineer. It involves only present state-of-the-art techniques and equipment that permit the off-loading of all types of commercial and military cargo vessels at the earliest practical time after a site has been tactically secured.
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies