In the two decades since the ro-ro concept was first introduced into shipping, its utilisation has expanded from being merely a short-sea ferry operation into an economically viable method of shipping and handling long-haul deep-sea traffic. Much of this development has resulted from the use of shipboard access equipment in order to overcome port congestion problems in some areas of the world. However, because such equipment has a poor utilisation factor, it is likely that more port operators will have to consider providing shore-based access equipment if they are to retain the operational flexibility to meet the demands of modern ro-ro traffic patterns.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • O'Byrne, L
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

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  • Accession Number: 00330928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM