The author comments on the growth in the use of roll-on roll-off shipping methods over recent years. He continues to describe the studies undertaken with a view to standardisation of the requirements of ro-ro ship and shore ramps. Specifically he describes the work of ISO, ICHCA and Southampton University and Posford Pavry in providing back up study to assist in the formulation of a satisfactory standard. The addition of a simple adjustable section to the fixed shore ramp is mentioned as a way of improving the coverage of shore ramp installations. The author goes on to describe other solutions and aspects of the ship shore interface including the double decker shore ramp and the single level floating pontoon type constructed of different materials. The ability of pontoons to withstand impact damage is mentioned. One design of pontoon is specifically designed to cope with the problems arising from the battering ram effects of bulbous bows. The paper is illustrated by many tables and photographs showing ramp utilisation percentages and different ship shore interface.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Ro-Ro 80 4th International Conference and 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 3.00 pounds to members and 6.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ro-Ro 80

    Monte Carlo,   Monaco 
  • Authors:
    • Chattaway, J
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319018
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM