Having briefly described the Seaboard consortium, its markets, cargoes, services and vessels, the author evaluates the economics of ship type and size. He lists factors affecting optimum ship size for forest product shipments and provides general design characteristics. The basic factors which influenced Seaboard's use of Roll-on/Roll-off vessels in the early 1970's for lumber transport are analysed, as are the reasons for the failure of the initial Roll-on/Roll-off project. This concept restarted in 1976 and specifications of the new design are tabulated. The author explains the background to the selection of Roll-on/Roll-off vessels and the types of cargoes they are intended to carry. Loading and discharge operations are dealt with in the closing section.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper published in "Transport and Handling in the Pulp and Paper Industry", proceedings of the Third Pulp and Paper International Symposium, Vancouver, September 1978, 7 p. Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 1.50 pounds to members and 3.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Raven, P J
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 4
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM