ECONOMICS OF WIDE SHALLOW BULK CARRIERS

The conclusions drawn in Benford's classic 1956 paper have, for the most part, been fully confirmed by developments in the tanker industry. However, his recommendation that "For a given displacement, block coefficient and draft, the vessel should be as short and wide as practical considerations will allow" has been realized in only a very limited way. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the validity of the latter recommendation by means of an economic analysis of VLCCs with low length-beam and high beam-draft ratios under a draft constraint.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • NICKELS, F J
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM