SHIPBOARD CRANES AND BURTONING GEAR. EVALUATION OF CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT IN THE LIBERTY SHIP MODERNIZATION PROGRAM
The results of an investigation into the operational performance of cargo cranes installed aboard the MV Thomas Nelson and the orthodox boom and winch equipment on the S.S. Benjamin Chew in an effort to determine their comparative effectiveness are reported. Under the controlled conditions of the study, it was determined that the crane as a cargo handling device is superior to the burtoning system. The conclusions, however, are tentative, and will form the basis for further evaluation under commercial operating conditions.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number NAS-NRC-1.
National Academy of SciencesMaritime Cargo Transportation Conference
Washington, DC United States 20418
- Publication Date: 1957-1
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Booms (Lifting equipment); Cargo handling; Cargo handling equipment; Cranes; Winches
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo booms; Shipboard cranes
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00026028
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: NAS-NRC-1 Prog Rpt
- Contract Numbers: N7 onr-29151
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM