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Methodology For Development Of A Seaport: The Case Study Of Kozhikode Seaport (India)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC130902

Volume

179

Pages

12

Page Range

1055 - 1066

Published

2013

Size

412 kb

Author(s)

V. Ansu & M. V. L. R. Anjaneyulu

Abstract

At present, bigger vessels anchor in the outer sea at Beypore seaport, Kozhikode due to inadequate draught. Smaller vessels transport the freight from these bigger vessels to the harbor resulting in unnecessary expenditure. Thus, many commodities are diverted to the nearby major ports resulting in needless traffic on the highways connecting these ports increasing traffic congestion and accidents. Hence the development of Kozhikode seaport is essential in order to enable bigger vessels to berth. Stated preference surveys conducted to estimate the future traffic after development estimated that the freight traffic will multiply 15 fold, resulting in a tremendous increase in seaport revenue, huge profits for the shippers and massive benefits to society. The facilities needed at the seaport were estimated by queuing theory. The cost benefit analysis revealed that the project is viable and results in a sustainable future. Keywords: planning and development of seaport, sustainable transportation.

Keywords

Keywords: planning and development of seaport, sustainable transportation.