PROJECT CULDESAC: CONCEPTS FOR CARGO HANDLING AT PRIMITIVE PORTS

Concepts for the transfer of limited quantities of general cargo at primitive ports are presented. These concepts were investigated with respect to economic and technical feasibility. Of the concepts studied, the simplest (towing cargo from an offshore ship packed in watertight containers) also resulted in the greatest cost advantage. Except for a few particular situations, the other techniques studied resulted in little or negative cost advantage. The cost advantage offered by the concept of towing the cargo to the pier via watertight containers resulted in cost advantages varying from $16/ton for 50 tons transferred to $6.86/ton for 500 tons transferred. The cost advantage of the towed watertight containers over conventional lightering amounts to $7.40/ton. All systems studied were considered practical except for the Fully Automatic Shuttle Transfer (FAST) which, because of operational factors, was considered marginal for commercial operations.(Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanwick Corporation

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1964-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 186 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3371
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM