COMPETITIVE SHIPPING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - SHIPPING OPERATIONS RESOURCE ALLOCATION PROJECT. VOLUME II: TECHNICAL METHODOLOGY

The study was performed to analyze the multiple, complex aspects of ship productivity in U.S.-foreign oceanborne trade. The time period studied was 1973-1977 and primary emphasis was placed upon the analysis of the United States flag merchant fleet. A substantial data base was derived containing both ship data and cargo data for five general cargo vessel classes and four bulk vessel classes, and these data were manipulated to yield the principal results. The actual productivities of the U.S. flag ships and the potential productivities if the ships operated at capacity were estimated. The number of ships, crew and amount of fuel required beyond the existing fleet, in order to achieve a target market share, were estimated. A U.S. flag versus foreign flag productivity competitive assessment was conducted on a case study basis for each of the nine vessel classes. Policy options for corporate management and government based on the productivity analyses were analyzed. Volume 2 presents an overview of the project goals, a detailed discussion of the technical approach to each task area, and suggestions for future research based upon the results of the study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Volume I contains the Executive Summary, NTIS PB80-142748. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E17, PB80-142730.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ECON, Incorporated

    900 State Road
    Princeton, NJ  USA  08648

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Advanced Ship Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Abram, P
    • Vambery, R
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 172 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ECON-79-231-1-VOL-2 Final Rpt., MA-RD-930-80038
  • Contract Numbers: DO-A01-78-00-3029
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM