MANY GENERAL CARGO VESSELS OBSOLETE SAY WESTINFORM--CHANGING REQUIREMENTS IN LINER TRADES
This report suggests that changing liner trades are making many general cargo vessels obsolete. This is not just because of the usual problems associated with age, such as loss of performance and increasing maintenance and repair, but because the design of the conventional liner has had to change in order to adapt itself to the current trading conditions. The report reveals that 40 percent of operating vessels are more than 15 years old, and 15 percent over 20 years old. This could explain why new building orders in todays extremely depressed shipbuilding market have featured general cargo ships so frequently. A detailed examination is provided of the current vessels of various Conference members in terms of numbers, capacity, flag, age and the changes in vessel design (including length, beam, draft, deadweight, refrigerated capacity, hatch width and area, type of engine etc.).
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Parker PR Associates Limited22 Red Lion Street
London WC1R 4RX, England
- Publication Date: 1977-5-23
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Equipment replacement; Freight transportation; General cargo ships; Hatch covers; Market surveys; Refrigerated cargo; Shipping; Ships; Transportation; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship replacement
- Old TRIS Terms: Hatch design; Market studies; Multipurpose ships; Shipping trends
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00157292
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Parker (PR) Associates Limited
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM