Sea Transport Engineering has produced a ship transport system devolving on a Takraf Land-Transport system. It permits the movement of block sections or complete ships in a vertical plane without the use of gantry cranes. This transportation system is mainly by rail in a longitudinal and transverse direction, thus optimizing material flow while reducing equipment usage per ton of steel ratio. This system is mainly for ships up to 10,000 tons, providing a longitudinal slip for 1,000 tons, and a transverse slip of 3,500 tons. Sea Transport Engineering confirms that at least a 25% saving in man hours is possible, and considerable flexibility in contrast to a fixed production line is achieved.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1972-5-12

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  • Accession Number: 00041827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM