SHIP DESIGNS FOR MAXIMIZING UTILIZATION OF GREAT LAKES WATERWAYS. VOLUME II: FINAL REPORT

This is a study undertaken for the U. S. Maritime Administration to develop an Implementation Plan for the Great Lakes aimed at achieving a five-year goal of increased annual cargo throughput per ship for new vessels at lower transportation costs per ton. Specifically, the five-year goal was to increase annual cargo throughput by 10%, based on a conventional 1,000 ft vessel operating during an eight-month, open-water season, while also lowering transportation cost per ton. As part of this study, ship design criteria for extended season navigation on the Great Lakes and the associated economics were determined. Also, a sensitivity study on the economic impact of variations in the following design parameters was performed: diesel prime mover type and horsepower, fuel prices, ship length, operating draft, open-water speed, and extended season operations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Three volume set consisting of Volume I, Executive Summary (PB80-183411), Volume II, Final Report (PB80-183429), and Volume III, Appendix (PB80-183437).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Arctec, Incorporated

    9104 Red Branch Road
    Columbia, MD  United States  21045

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kotras, T
    • Jacobi, J
    • Voelker, R P
  • Publication Date: 1980-4-25

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA79-SAC-B0011
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM