More and more the total system must be given consideration in physical distribution problems. It's been estimated for example that the ship itself accounts for only 25 percent of the total cost of transporting many products in international trade. Inland handling and port costs account for the remainder. It is the purpose of this paper to focus briefly on these non-ship aspects, which, to a great extent, are not given consideration by ship designers. It is hoped that a better understanding of the non-ship elements of the total system will permit improvement in U.S. ship systems. Specifically, the paper explores total system modeling and simulation; commodity form change; cargo origin and destination, forecasts and hindcasts; documentation and data management; neo-bulk movements and related matters.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Spring Meeting of SNAME, Williamsburg, Va.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Nachtsheim, J J
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1973 12:00AM