Guiding Considerations in Planning:
The following factors have a bearing on planning water transport facilities :
(a) Availability adequate land to accommodate the facilities now required and in the future.
(b) Availability of good port connectivity by rain and road to the hinter land.
(c) Adequacy of channel depth to allow ships of the size expected to enter and exit.
(d) Protection from wind and waves.
(e) Availability of stone materials nearby for building breakwaters.
(f) Assured traffic potential.
(g) Nature of cargo to be handled, whether oil, bulk dry cargo (lime cement, coal, ores), general cargo and containers.
(h) Environmental impact on marine life.