Shorebases are the intermodal transfer centers in which supplies are assembled and collected from the onshore logistics network and transported offshore via supply vessels. Construction centers are secondary support loci in which offshore infrastructure and marine vessels are built and repaired, and equipment and supplies are manufactured and warehoused before shipment. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the supply network and ports in the Gulf of Mexico, their role and history in the evolution of the offshore industry, and the main environmental challenges associated with the infrastructure in the region.


Supply Chain Channel Depth Navigation Channel Supply Chain Security Marine Vessel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark J Kaiser
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  1. 1.Center for Energy StudiesLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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