OPERATIONS ANALYSIS OF MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, DESCRIPTION AND ECONOMICS OF AN IMPROVED SYSTEM ON TRADE ROUTE 10

This report, the second of two parallel reports which together will comprise Phase 4 of the Selected Routes Study, describes an improved system on Trade Route 10 and its economic impact. The basic point made is that a fleet of ships specifically designed to permit rapid handling of unitized cargo, and thus fast port turnaround, would make possible a substantial reduction in total cost of operation (compared to the current replacement fleet) as well as a significantly higher return on investment; and this superiority would tend to increase in the future. It is concluded, however, that with regard to the Warehouse Ship concept, there is a definite need for a more explicit and tangible demonstration of the manner in which the cargo would be loaded, stowed, and discharged under various circumstances.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of D.C., under reference number V-5240-1-D10.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    30 Church Street
    New York City, NY  USA  10007

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140
  • Publication Date: 1964-3-20

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V-5240-1
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2451
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1973 12:00AM