Parts I and III examine the development of the LASH and SEABEE designs and the growth of the fleet, which is predominantly U.S. flag. Part II also examines the costs of both the mother ships and barges of the existing fleet, and looks at the development of ancillary vessel types. In Part III the pattern and types of trading of the existing fleet are comprehensively analysed, and show that, without exception, all vessels are operating out of U.S. ports on worldwide services. The only areas not yet visited by barge carriers are Africa, West Coast South America and Comecon countries. Comparisons are made to illustrate how the patterns of trade have altered since the barge carrier was introduced, particularly with regard to the numbers of ports visited. Part IV assesses the performance of the fleet in the period October 1974 to October 1975, indicating the average number of voyages per ship, average port time and average sea time. The study concludes in Part V by examing the barge-carrying system in relationship to the needs of developing countries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 41 Econ Study
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM