GREAT LAKES WINTER NAVIGATION. TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC ANALYSES. VOLUME III. PARAMETRIC STUDIES

This third volume in a report series presents the results of a systematic variation study, based on the Extended Season Program (ESP), which analyzes the transportation economics of individual Great Lakes bulk carriers operating in a lengthened season. The variations include different types of vessels (existing, converted and proposed), different trade routes, delay and cost assumptions, and winter operating environments. Without exhausting the innumerable combinations of possible winter shipping operations on the Great Lakes, the results presented here may help to identify the principal effects of changes in vessel type and operating scenario upon the economic viability of season extension. The cost assumptions for this study were updated to early 1974 levels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-270 984. Paper copy also available in set of 6 reports PC E13, PB-270 982-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Nowacki, H
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA/RD-940-7711 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1-35487
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM