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A COMPARISON STUDY BETWEEN TUG-BARGE SYSTEMS AND CONVENTIONAL SHIP IN SELECTED UNITED KINGDOM-CONTINENTAL TRADES

Three types of systems were identified: barge carrying vessels, demountable ships (coupled barges for offshore voyages) and push/pull towing. The economic analysis used covers bulk grain, pulp and clay and takes into consideration capital investment, interest, operating costs and stevedoring including a comparison of the demands placed on port facilities. Under a wide range of assumption and conditions considered in the study, the relative costs per ton of cargo shipped by barges and conventional vessels suggest barges may be advantageous in a number of trades, however, each case must be considered on its own merits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    17 North Audley Street
    London W1Y 1WE,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 357-370

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&T Bul 8-1971 Tech Bul
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1974 12:00AM