The essays in this book, first published in 1988, explore the changes that have occurred in the modern harbour in the 1970s and 1980s and the many roles of the public port in stimulating or responding to these changes. The goal of this study is to understand the modern harbour and public port and the contemporary pressures on them. The contributors’ disciplines range among geography, law, business, political science, and marine affairs.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; Part One: Overview; 1. Harbor Management: A New Role for the Public Port Marc J. Hershman; Part Two: The Setting; 2. Ports Over Time: Historical Perspectives on the Public Port Marc J. Hershman and Robin Schott Bittner 3. The Port Community: Seaport Character and Public/Private Tensions Douglas K. Fleming 4. The Physical Harbor: New Demands on a Scarce Resource Harold M. Mayer 5. Federal Port Policy: Retrenchment in the 1980s Marc J. Hershman and Marianne Kory; Part Three: Diverse Activities; 6. The Containerization Story: Meeting the Competition in Trade Paul W. Chilcote 7. Fostering Economic Development: The Noncargo Alternatives James E. Randall 8. Fishports: Service Centers for a Changing Industry Robert F. Goodwin 9. Small-Boat Marinas: The New Professionalism Robert F. Goodwin 10. Port Finances and Operations: Understanding the Bottom Line Thomas J. Dowd; Part Four: Changing Times; 11. Strategic Planning: Defining Port Values Daniel Jack Chasan and Thomas J. Dowd 12. Mitigation: Compensating the Environment for Unavoidable Harm Ann E. Wessel and Marc J. Hershman 13. Waterfront Revitalization: Ways to Retain Maritime Industries Robert F. Goodwin 14. Public Port Accountability: A Framework for Evaluation David J. Olson; Glossary; Index