The primary purpose of this study was to carry out a review of existing data pertaining to large shallow draft (LSD) ships and to assess the knowledge that serves as a base for technological and economic projections for major two-way flows of bulk commodities. Included in the report are the results of literature searches on hydrodynamic and structural characteristics of LSD vessels; a commodity flow survey of primary bulk cargo commodities that pass through U.S. ports; data on shipyards capable of producing shallow draft bulk carriers greater than 75,000 dwt with a beam of more than 120 feet; and an examination of alternatives to the use of LSD ships in moving bulk cargo.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; For related documents, see AN 10398
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rosenblatt (M.) and Son, Inc.

    New York, NY  United States 
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: Various p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00658552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM