After briefly considering, in general terms, the importance of turnround time and the effects of the introduction of roll-on/roll-off techniques, the Authors discuss assessment criteria for ro/ro cargo handling. The various aspects of this type of cargo-handling are examined, and formulae for quantifying the corresponding characteristics and their relationships are discussed, under the headings--Ships' Cargo-Handling Characteristics; Cargo-Handling Characteristics of the Access Arrangements of Ro/Ro Ships; Ballasting the Trim System Characteristics; Lashing and Securing Equipment Characteristics. The study of ship influence on berth throughput has revealed a number of parameters that are difficult to quantify, and it would appear that, in addition to the search for analytical expressions, statistical modelling of the ship/berth system could be useful in further work on this problem. Order from BSRA as No. 52,010.

  • Corporate Authors:

    VEB Autobahnbaukombinat

    Templinestrasse 19
    Potsdam,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Hollrigl, A
    • Oberbeck, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-8


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 396
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM