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Project Experience

Project: PLANNING AND DESIGN CRITERIA EVALUATION:
MARINE CARGO HANDLING, TRANSIT AND STORAGE REQUIREMENTS AND THE DEMAND FOR SMALL BOAT MOORAGE, 1989-2000
Location: Nepukos, Island of Moen, Truk State, Federated States of Micronesia
Client: E. M. Chen & Associates, Inc
P. O. Box 7689, Tamuning, Guam  96911
Contact: Endymion Chen, P.E., and President
Year Completed: 1989
Project Scope:

The project involved the review and analysis of existing port and harbor operations for the government of the State of Truk (later renamed the State of Chuuk) to assess port demands and harbor capacity, as well as future berthing, cargo handling, transit and storage area requirements for all commercial marine traffic.  An economic analysis was made of proposed harbor improvements by calculating the overall net present value and benefit-cost ratio for the proposed project and comparing benefits to the economic value of existing port and harbor operations.

International and intra-island marine cargo traffic characteristics for 1988 were evaluated and detailed forecasts were made to the Year 2000 of future cargo volumes for break bulk and containerized cargo.  Forecasts were applied to a statistical model, results identified area requirements for cargo handling, transit, and storage on the Island of Moen’s main TRANSCO dock.  Forecasts were also made of future vessel calls and related berthing requirements.  Subsequently, this information was compared with existing berthing capacity to identify specific doc improvements.

An analysis was made of characteristics of small craft fleet (less than 40 feet in length) that commuted between the Island of Moen and nearby islands within the Truk Lagoon and moors within the Moen Harbor area.  A survey was developed and administered to roughly 15 percent of the small vessel fleet operators.  Forecasts of future peak hour vessel moorage requirement were also prepared.  This information was used to identify specific moorage requirements for the small craft fleet.