The large growth in ro/ro freight and passenger traffic and the increased size and power of the ferries have posed severe problems for the port authorities. These problems and the solutions adopted are of vital importance to those involved and form the basis of this report. Whilst the experiences and recommendations contained in the report relate mainly to European and Scandinavian ferry ports, they are of universal application and are relevant to ferry routes throughout the world. Technical specifications for six typical ferries are given and berthing requirements and ship/shore systems are discussed. Passenger facilities and terminal requirements are described. The most important lessons learned and recommendations are summarised.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PIANC rpt of Working Group n 11, suppl to Bull n 87, 1995 [39p, 14 ref, 4 tab, 25 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00710892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM