CHANGES OF THE 80S IN SHIP DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION

The paper is introduced by a discussion of the effects of increasing costs on ship operations and shipbuilding and the measures being taken by US shipowners and shipbuilders to keep their operating costs competitive with foreign operators. In three main sections on Design, Operation, and Conversion, the approaches and options available to the ship owner as means of reducing ship energy consumption are considered. These include, inter alia, the following topics: Hull form; propellers; cycle efficiency; slow steaming; hull bottom roughness; alternative energy sources, etc. Included in these sections are data and decisions made by American President Lines in dealing with both existing ships and the design and construction of the new C9 class of containership.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Soc. N.A.M.E. Paper presented at Ship Costs & Energy '82 Symposium, New York 30 Sept.- 1 Oct. 1982 (26 pp., 5 tab., 7 graphs, 2 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Pentimonti, E K
  • Publication Date: 1982

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM