FEASIBILITY OF UNITED STATES FLAG HEAVY LIFT SHIPPING. VOLUME 1. SUMMARY

This report briefly summarizes the technical report and appendices. The study described the demand for shipping of heavy lift units, defined as over 100 tons, or 80 ft length, or 15 ft width. Small ships for lift, float and roll cargo handling, conversions of general cargo liners by adding lift derricks and midbodies and tugs pulling barges for roll on-off were designed and costs estimated. Regulatory and subsidy constraints expected were defined. Voyages of ten vessels carrying typical shipments were simulated to evaluate performance of alternative systems. Converted U.S. liners appeared to be most profitable, if not diverted far, providing the desired service except for the largest units. Other craft are also evaluated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, Incorporated

    Lykes Center, 300 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, LA  USA  70130

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Commercial Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Andrews, B V
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA/RD-940-77063 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-6-38039
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM