As a result of the introduction of container ships, a reduced tonnage of ships will be required due to greatly improved utilization of ships, and following the better use of capital investment individual ships will be larger and faster. The number of container ships required per year will not be large compared with present numbers of dry cargo ships and it is possible that a few specialist yards equipped and laid out for the purpose could supply the worlds needs. Design studies should concentrate on large fast container ships and on small ships to provide feeder services to the large units. Particular attention should be paid to deck stowage which appears to be a frequent source of trouble. The demand for dry cargo vessels will drop by 1975 to about half the number being built in the last few years, and again there will be a trend towards increased size.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Eng & Shipbuilders in Scotland

    183 Bath Street
    7 Glasgow C2, ZZ Scotland   
  • Authors:
    • Mackenzie, TFP
    • Murray, J W
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00005538
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1971 12:00AM