TRANSPORT CAPACITY AND ECONOMICS OF CONTAINER SHIPS FROM A PRODUCTION THEORY POINT OF VIEW

Factors influencing the transport capacity of a ship are examined with the aid of a transport model using principles of production theory. The analyses provides a theoretical explanation of growth in speed and size of container ship designs. By making use of a ship cost model it is possible to determine that combination of a ship's speed and capacity which yields the minimum cost for a given transport demand. It is also possible to find the minimum cost alternative of a fleet as a function of the transport capacity. The theory is illustrated by a case study from container transportation. It is shown that the minimum cost solution is not always the optimum solution.

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    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Kuvas, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 107-115
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  • Accession Number: 00097535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2003 12:00AM