SOME ASPECTS OF FUEL ECONOMY IN BULK CARRIER DESIGN AND OPERATION

This paper looks at near-term solutions to the impact of higher fuel costs on the design of bulk carriers and strategies for fleet operation. It proposes analytical techniques that recognize the inventory cost of the goods in transit as well as the economics of the ship itself. As an illustration of the proposals, it shows the results of a study to determine the best combination fo design speed and block coefficient for a bulk carrier of Panamax size under various levels of fuel price. A section on fleet management proposes a method for selecting the most fuel-efficient plan for operating a fleet of ships during conditions of fuel shortage or unforeseen rises in price.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Shipboard Energy Conservation '80, presented by the New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, New York, New York, September 22-23, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Scher, R M
    • Benford, H
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00322767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session 1-D
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM