The movement of grain is a major activity of the U.S.-flag ocean transportation system. Efficient handling of grain at foreign destination ports affects the cost of ocean freight, and therefore has a direct impact on the U.S. shipping industry, the government, the farming sector and other commercial interests. Off-loading facilities at destination ports are often inadequate or inefficient. Shallow draft berths, long vessel-waiting times, and inefficient off-loading operations all have adverse effects on the cost of ocean freight. The author suggests that the development of a floating, bulk grain-unloading facility that would be readily transportable by LASH barges aboard a mother vessel is a solution to the problem and is both technically and financially feasible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lembeck Associates, Incorporated

    8300 College Boulevard
    Overland Park, KS  United States 

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lembeck, H G
  • Publication Date: 1989-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: Various p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Contract Numbers: DTMA91-87-C-70014
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM