THE PORT PERFORMANCE OF CHEMICAL PARCEL TANKERS IN RELATION TO THEIR OVERALL PRODUCTIVITY
In a previous case study the author presented an outlook for chemical parcel tankers in which he predicted that the chemical transport market would improve gradually to reach some sort of equilibrium by about 1981-1982. Because of market reactions to the early signals this balance will of course never be met. One of the most difficult factors in the case was not dealt with in depth. This factor is the productivity of the fleet, because with improved performance the stated period of equilibrium could well be delayed to 1983 or even 1984. Therefore, it is important to dedicate the greater part of this paper to this productivity aspect, with the emphasis on port performance. It is this performance that impinges on the port-sea time ratio; and in combination with the load factor, on the quantity of cargo carried annually. The remarks made in this paper concentrate on the shipping link in the transport chain. Other distribution, marketing or trade aspects have not been analysed.
- The Proceedings of MariChem 79: Papers presented at the Second International Conference on Marine Transportation, Handling and Storage of Bulk Chemicals, MariChem 79, together with verbatim discussion. Held in Monte Carlo, 6-8 March 1979.
Gastech Exhibitions Limited,
- Tollenaar, R L
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: p. 123-130
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo; Chemical tankers; Chemicals; Chemicals; Fleet management; Intermodal terminals; International trade; Liquid bulk cargo; Port operations; Productivity; Service time; Ship operations; Tankers; Trade; Trend (Statistics)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Port time
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk trade flows; Product tankers; Tanker operations; Terminal facilities
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00314750
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM