The alternative to high-speed ships and their high fuel costs is the "sectional ship", vessels with a number of easily separable joints in their hull. With this concept it is possible to arrange a vessel with the machinery, navigation gear and accommodation all aft in one section, while the remainder of the hull forward is divided into a number of box sections with the bow unit being either a fairing section, or also incorporating cargo space. The cargo sections may be distributed at a number of ports, discharging and reloading cargo as it arrives at the quay.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stockdale, G
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00128731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM