The author, a naval architect attached to Inkobrod of Zagreb, Yugoslavia, applies numerical techniques to consider the general provision of maritime railway transport. He considers a number of aspects involved in the calculation of shipping line characteristics such as type of ships (number of decks and interior layout), average speed of loading and unloading of a single wagon, number of wagons on board, ships sailing speed and total number of ships required. Ship characteristics such as length, displacement and propulsion power are outlined in detail as well as line costs such as materials service costs, amortization, legal and contractual expenses, crew and indirect costs. An economic evaluation is given followed by numerical examples illustrating the calculations and the provision of the optimum number of ships.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Ro-Ro 80 4th International Conference & Exhibition, Monte Carlo, April 15th-18th 1980. Copies of the 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 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ro-Ro 80

    Monte Carlo,   Monaco 
  • Authors:
    • Spalatin, G
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM