The Port of Boston: A Study and a Solution of the Traffic and Operating Problems of Boston, and Its Place in the Competition of the North Atlantic Seaports

The Port of Boston: A Study and a Solution of the Traffic and Operating Problems of Boston, and Its Place in the Competition of the North Atlantic Seaports

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The Port of Boston: A Study and a Solution of the Traffic and Operating Problems of Boston, and Its Place in the Competition of the North Atlantic Seaports

The Port of Boston: A Study and a Solution of the Traffic and Operating Problems of Boston, and Its Place in the Competition of the North Atlantic Seaports

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This book is the outgrowth of a private report, made to the Directors of the Port of Boston, on the traffic situation in Boston. With the permission of the Directors, I have used in my book the material of that report.

It will be found that more than the traffic problem is here covered. The book deals also with a number of difficulties of Operation; that is, the arrangement for interchange of traffic between land and water carriers. Operation is closely allied to traffic. Upon the cost and smoothness of terminal operations depend the terminal charges and service which traffic can reasonably expect.

No one person can draw a complete physical or commercial plan for the future of a great seaport. This is my contribution towards such a plan, which will evolve from the meeting of many minds. I believe I have stated clearly the problems of the port and indicated the main lines that must be followed in their solution.

"The Port of Boston" is not written for Boston alone. Much attention is given throughout to the theory of port charges and operations, and the practices of other Atlantic ports are generally cited with regard to such matters as belt lines, lighterage, elevator charges and port industries. The whole discussion of the competition for export and import traffic of the American Middle West could as well appear in a book on New Orleans or Montreal.

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