Introduction to Port Design and Construction Technique and Perspectives
Ports are a link in a total transportation chain for goods and people to flow into cities.
Ports secure links with trade partners around the globle
Ports serve as supply centers and bases for shipping and marine industries (fishing, offshore petroleum).
Port costs – (ships turnaround, rail, cars, trucks, etc) total in excess of 50 % all transport costs of international trade.
55% of are the result of time loss.