STUDY OF APPLICATION OF NUCLEAR POWER FOR CARGO LINER SERVICES ON US WEST COAST TO INDIA RUN (TRADE ROUTE NO 28)

Evaluates the economic and technological feasibility of several maritime reactors available and under research and development by the Atomic Energy Commission for use in propulsion plants on cargo ships operating in trades with either dense cargo or harbor restrictions on ships' dimensions. Includes a review and analysis of cargo flows, port conditions, cargo handling, conventional steam power plant versus nuclear steam power plants, special requirements such as collision and grounding protection for nuclear ships, crewing, and proforma operating costs. Analysis concludes that nuclear powered ships show a higher profit than the non-automated conventional plant but are lower than for the automated conventional plant.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number H-4-A.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Henry (JJ) Company, Incorporated

    Moorsetown, NJ  USA 
  • Publication Date: 1967-7-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00027671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 5107
  • Contract Numbers: MA-3587
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1974 12:00AM