SEAWAY AND OVERSEAS TRADE GREAT LAKES AND SEAWAY TRANSPORT ANALYSES
The operation of a variety of ship types involved in Seaway and overseas trade is examined. These include Great Lakes and oceangoing bulk carriers, dry cargo ships, container ships and alternative container feeder vessels. Details of mathematical models are given for each ship type, and a set of designs is evolved for operation on different trade routes. A series of parametric studies illustrates the senstivity of the ship's economic performance to changes in the operational characteristics. Specific attention is given to the effects of changes in delay assumptions, cost levels, ship sizes and lock sizes. The results show the relative significance of the different variables in the transportation system. Alternative container feeder vessels for the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence system are presented and an apparently viable feeder vessel is proposed. Comparison is then made with competing rail services. Finally a summary of the results is presented.
- Presented at the Philadelphia Section Meeting of SNAME, December 13, 1974.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborDepartment of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
- Elste, V H
- Swigart, J E
- Swift, P M
- Publication Date: 1974-12
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 101 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk carriers; Operations; Ship operations
- Geographic Terms: Great Lakes; Saint Lawrence Seaway
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00095343
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM