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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with American Waterways Operators, Arlington, VA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ketron, Incorporated

    1400 Wilson Bbolevard
    Arlington, VA  United States 

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Marbury, F
  • Publication Date: 1980-1-30

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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