Proceedings Public Ownership Conference Volume 2

Proceedings Public Ownership Conference Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... ready for market. Sufiicient streets of access to and from the piers should be constructed with good grades for vehicular traflic in distributing freight locally and also land areas provided for the future location of industrial establishments nearby the warehouse and terminals, from the piers of which they could expect to import their raw materials and in turn export their surplus output of manufactured goods at a minimum rehandling cost. It is a well known fact that a general terminal plan without adequate railroad facilities for receiving and handling freight is useless. The intimate physical relation between the railroads and the waterfront, and its facilities for the prompt interchange of freight between the piers and all the railroads entering the City practically means a terminal railway. Economical freight handling equipment is one of the most essential requirements of the modern port, and the necessity for more efiicient methods of handling freight at marine terminals is increasing daily, and is due in a large measure to the passing of cheap labor and the increasing proportion of time lost in terminals as compared with the time consumed between terminals. To offset rising costs, not only the cost of handling must be reduced, but more freight must be handled in a given space than ever before in order to reduce the liability of congestion resulting from the increased amount to be handled. As the terminal acts as a sort of elastic reservoir between carriers, its area must be utilized to as large an extent as possible in order to reduce the terminal charges by reducing the overhead, and to reduce the time element so as to keep the ratio of time during which the carrier is detailed at the terminal to the time consumed between...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909267
  • 9781236909268