MARKET PENETRATION AND POTENTIAL FOR BARGE CARRYING VESSELS (BCVS)

This report presents the findings of an investigation into the comparative cargo carrying performance of Barge Carrying Vessels (BCVs) versus break-bulk and containerships in certain U.S. liner services in 1972 and 1973. It is the second phase of a broader study designed to contribute toward improvement in the revenue performance of BCVs. The major thrust of this effort was a detailed commodity analysis supplemented by interviews with BCV operators and others familiar with the barge carrying system concept and operation. The report concludes that BCV operators by 1973 had made substantial inroads into existing liner service and were also capturing a share of traditional tramp business. The versatility of the barge carrying vessel with respect to cargo carrying capability is substantiated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • (PC A05/MF A01)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Webb Institute of Naval Architecture

    Glen Cove, NY  USA 

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    Kings Point, NY  USA  11024
  • Authors:
    • Sletmo, G K
    • MARSHALL, R B
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., NMRC-KP-166
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2-4313
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM