A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL CARGO MOVEMENTS BY HYDROFOIL SHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND PUERTO RICO

A preliminary evaluation is offered of potential cargo movement by hydrofoil ship between the United States and Puerto Rico, estimating the freight rates that would be be necessary for hydrofoil to attract a volume of traffic approaching its capacity. Areas of study are existing carge volume and transportation services; cargo hydrofoil ship operations, such as port selection, speed, schedules, fleet size, and stowage; and cargo potential for a hydrofoil service, including cargo characteristics and ship costs. It is concluded that a cargo hydrofoil service between New York and San Juan could offer "second morning" delivery, at freight rates of 7-9 cents per ton-mile, and could attract a sufficient volume of cargo to utilize the available capacity.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number SRI-Proj.-IMU-3532.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

    333 Ravenswood Avenue
    Menlo Park, CA  USA  94025
  • Authors:
    • Haney, D G
    • Houston, N T
  • Publication Date: 1962-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026506
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2510
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM