LEAST-ENERGY OPERATION OF RIVER SHIPPING. VOLUME I: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This study covers the line-haul phase of river shipping. Methods have been derived for determining the best speeds at which to operate river shipping equipment in order to minimize fuel consumption per mile, (or per barge-mile, or per ton-mile), or to minimize line-haul cost per mile, etc. These best speeds depend on equipment propulsive performance and costs, whether bound upstream or downstream, swiftness of current, and depth of water. This methodology will prescribe a best speed for each reach of a river, given the equipment used, its fuel rates and costs.
- Prepared in cooperation with American Waterways Operators, Arlington, VA.
Ketron, Incorporated1400 Wilson Bbolevard
Arlington, VA USA
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Marbury, F
- Publication Date: 1980-1-30
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Barge operations; Costs; Depth; Economic analysis; Flow; Fuel consumption; Inland water transportation; Performance; Propulsion; Rivers; Streamflow; Streams; Traffic speed; Tugboats; Water traffic; Water transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Transportation costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Barge economics; Economic analysis (Barge operations); Inland waterways transportation; Propulsive performance; River traffic; Speed prediction
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00318340
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: KFR-192-78, MA-RD-930-80031
- Contract Numbers: MA-6-38046
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 16 2002 12:00AM