After World War I the building of merchant ships in series became increasingly significant, and the history of series-built merchant ships, mostly dry-cargo ships, since that time is here outlined. The Author <of Wilhelm Pieck University, Rostock> then presents and discusses some results of an analysis he has made of general cargo ships built in series <i.e., at least five ships of the same design from the same yard at a rate of at least one a year> from the start of the 1960s to the end of the 1970s, and makes some forecasts for the building of such ships in the 1980s. The article is arranged as is arranged as follows:- 1: Historical Development of Series Production in World Shipbuilding. 2: Series Production of General Cargo Ships in World Shipbuilding. <a> Yards in the Socialist Economic Zone <i.e., in East Germany, Poland, Rumania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia>. <b> yards in the Non-Socialist Economic Zone <Japan excepted>. <c> Japanese Yards. 3: Series Production and Economic Principles. 4: Economic Effects of Series Production, in Shipbuilding and Ship Operation. 5: Influence of the Market on Series Production. 6: Series Production of General Cargo Ships in World Shipbuilding in the 1980s.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seewirtschaft, 15 <1983>, p.131 <No.3, Mar.> (6 pp., 5 ref., 1 tab., 3 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Vahle, J
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • German

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM