The article reviews the active market for pusher tug-barge combinations which are claimed to be cheaper to build and less costly to operate than conventional ships. The article covers: 1. Non-rigid connection systems; 2. Integrated construction and rigid connection (1TB) systems; 3. Non-rigid systems, a) Deep notch, cable-connected system, b.) The Artubar system, c.) The Sea-Link system, d.) Lunde system, e.) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, f.) The Seebeck tug-barge system; 4. Rigidly connected combinations (1TB), a.) Carport system, b.) Tug-barge Systems Inc., c.) Catug system, d.) The Waller/Forker integrated system, e.) The Murvicker 1TB combination; 5. Tug-barge or conventional vessel?; 6. Freeboard assignment as unmanned barge and 7. Feeder service suitability.

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 

    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quadrant
    Sutton, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Arcos, M D
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Accession Number: 00312229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM