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dc.contributor.advisorDarbyshire, Leslie
dc.contributor.authorGifford, Corydon Rouse
dc.dateJune 1974
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T23:59:41Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T23:59:41Z
dc.date.issued1974-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/17099
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the increasing dependence of the United States on foreign sources of major fuel and non-fuel mineral resources which appear to have potential requirements for deepwater ports and terminals. Major oceanborne bulk commodity import projections for crude petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, and alumina are presented. Principal bulk commodity ports are identified and major commodity movements are discussed. Past and possible future trends in the construction of large ocean bulk carriers are reviewed, Construction and transportation economies available via "super" bulk carriers are examined with emphasis on "super" tankers. The primary consequences of a failure to provide United States facilities to accommodate "super" bulk carriers are identified and recent events in U.S. development of deepwater ports are presented. The major conclusion is, the United States, if it to maintain its status as a leading economic power, should utilize the technological efficiency provided by "super" bulk carriers.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/investigationusi00giff
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshManagementen_US
dc.titleAn investigation: U.S. import dependence for mineral resources, super bulk carriers, and deepwater port developmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBoger, Dan C.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research and Administrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorDeepwater portsen_US
dc.subject.authorMineral resourcesen_US
dc.subject.authorSuper bulk carriersen_US
dc.subject.authorSuper tankersen_US
dc.subject.authorImport dependenceen_US
dc.subject.authorOceanborne transportationen_US
dc.subject.authorBulk commoditiesen_US
dc.subject.authorTransportation economicsen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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