WATER TRANSPORTATION PRODUCTIVITY. A SELECTIVE ASSESSMENT

Focusing on water transportation productivity, and eliminating passenger services from consideration, eight specific cargo services have been identified to provide a selective assessment in this regard. They have been chosen to illustrate a wide range of water transportation capabilities including ocean shipping, coastal movements, inland waterways and Great Lakes applications. Since productivities fluctuate depending on the technological sophistication of the service, including vehicle and terminal considerations, the most efficient U. S. flag vessels now operating have been selected for specific attention. The eight services are as follows--(a) containership, (b) trailership, (c) bargeship, (d) break bulk, (e) tankers, (f) bulk carrier, (g) lake carrier, and (h) barge/towboat. Each of these will be treated separately in subsequent sections. After a brief description of the vessels, terminals and services, productivities will be computed for three voyage lengths for each case, utilizing a simple computer model described in the Appendix.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Mentz, P B
  • Publication Date: 1975-9-23

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM