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A terminal Landrum and Brown describe, is an interchange point that is found within the

modal system that is uniform, and it helps in keeping the continuity of the flow of operations

with most cases, the activities that are taking place at the new air with the availability of the hubs

that connects parts of the area network. Other different scholars like Chatfield, T. B. have also

defined terminal as a location where either freight or passengers start their journey, end their

journey, or they are undertaking the transportation process. Going by this definition, it is

therefore right to say that terminals serve as the central as well as the intermediate locations of

the freight or passenger movements. These terminals in most cases need specific facilities

alongside equipment that enable the accommodation of the traffic that are handled.

In simpler terms, the word terminal can therefore be used to refer to any facility that

enables the assembling and dispersion of the passengers since the passengers cannot travel as an

individual, but travel in batches. The passengers are therefore expected to first go one on one up

to either the bus terminals or up to the airport where they assemble in busloads or planeloads

which will help the reach their eventual destinations, where they will again disperse. It also

worth noting that marine terminals just make a section of the port that is meant for loading or

unloading a cargo into and out of a ship. Marine terminal therefore apply to a berth, a dock, a

ferry slip, a port, or a wharf.

Any passenger who is therefore wishes to travel along the Pacific can have a view of

Canada place terminal, Vancouver. The marine terminal has therefore evolved through a lot of

technological improvements and this paper is therefore aimed at ascertaining the benefits that

these improvements have impacted on the passengers of a cruise ship.


Firstly, the current growth of number of passengers all over the world with about 18

million passengers annually has led to designing of the cruise ship terminal in various, if not all

shapes and styles. Due to this tremendous growth of passengers, the planners were forced to

visualize that need to give Vancouver a lot of credit for its creation. The centrally location of this

terminal further led to the visualization of the need to have more hotels, shopping, public event

facilities, and the parking that were not there initially, but could now be available to be used by

locals all over the year. All these evolved with time and the passengers could now be happy to

travel with convenience. These designs have also enabled the provision of cruise facilities

through the entire cruise period.

The model in which the Canada place, Vancouver was designed agitated the Japanese to

conduct a renaissance in design they would want to have in Japan, which is the Pacific Rim and

China, which had the burgeoning middle class and closeness to the beautiful islands and world

class cities and towns that are found around the world. Other than being architecturally beautiful,

the best new cruise like Vancouver offer daily attractions to the locals and this benefits them by

making them happy for the tourist attraction. When the passengers travel along these beautifully

architecture facilities, they gain self satisfaction in adventure which many people value whenever

they travel.

The ports that are found near the Vancouver, especially on the west are projects that will

be providing some of the critical improvements that needed on the rail that attract new business

passengers and also create jobs that will really benefit the passengers who are not business

people. Passengers who are travelling in form of shippers and manufacturers are concerned about

the location and the connections since they need efficient transportation to enable them distribute

their products, which is the main reason for their travelling. This provides low transportation cost

but high volume because the railway movement has been improved. These rail improvements

that include the creation of the new rail port entry, expansion of the corridor, and also the

addition of a loop track at the terminal 5 of the port These are investments that have been made

on the rail infrastructure to connect the Pacific Northwest east with Chicago and Houston, and

also to connect north/south Canada with Mexico. Besides, these improvements have contributed

into the reduction of the delays that were being encountered in the rail traffic by nearly 40

percent, while it has increased the capacity of the port to make it easy to handle rail cars.

With our focus channeled into the West Vancouver Freight Access (WVFA) project

alone, we find that this project that is based in the USA, has many benefits that are discussed in

this paper as follows:

When the passengers come into the terminal, private sectors generate about $ 400

million into their investments.

With the influx of the passengers, there is creation of between 1000 to 2000 new

permanent jobs, with the approximately 4000 created in the field of construction

to ensure the availability of enough building to accommodate enough passengers.

The miles of the internal track of the ports that has increased from 16-50 has

since provided sufficient access of rail to the port marine terminals.

As new business passengers come, significant tax revenue is generated for local

and state governments.

The existing and future tenants are benefited by the enhanced internal rail system

of the port.

When new business passengers are attracted, the port is made more competitive,

hence providing dual class 1 rail career access to the port.


The removal of the chokepoint from the regional system of the rail is enhanced by

the improved and this is significant in freeing up tracks for both the freight and

the passengers rail.

On completion, the congestion in the BNSF and Union Pacific mainlines is

reduced by 40 percent.

Passengers can be easily handled when their goods are carried in a full train of a

single product. This spares the business passengers to the confusion of variety of

goods mixing up.

The capacity of the port to handle rail cars has also been significantly increased.

Work cited

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& United States. (2010). Airport passenger terminal planning and design: Volume 2.

Washington, D.C: Transportation Research Board.

Landrum & Brown., National Research Council (U.S.)., Airport Cooperative Research Program.,

& United States. (2010). Airport passenger terminal planning and design: Volume 1.

Washington, D.C: Transportation Research Board.

Chatfield, T. B. (2008). Your first cruise: A complete guide to planning and attaining the perfect

cruise vacation.

Chambers, M., United States., & United States. (2010). U.S. ocean passenger terminals: Serving

larger vessels closer to home and central transit connections.

Sipula, M. E. (1981). Cruise ship passenger terminal for Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale,