LEAST-ENERGY OPERATION OF RIVER SHIPPING
This investigation covers the line-haul phase of river shipping. Methods have been derived for determining the best speeds at which to operate river shipping equipment in order to minimize fuel consumption per mile, (or per barge-mile, or per ton-mile), or to minimize line-haul cost per mile, etc. These best speeds depend on equipment propulsive performance and costs, whether bound upstream or downstream, swiftness of current, and depth of water. This methodology will prescribe a best speed for each reach of a river, given the equipment used, its fuel rates and costs.
- Presented at the meeting of the Chesapeake Section of SNAME, September 20, 1977.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Marbury, F
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 60 p.
- TRT Terms: Barge operations; Costs; Economic analysis; Economics; Fuel conservation; Fuel consumption; Fuels; Propulsion; Rivers; Shipping; Terminal operations; Towboat operations; Traffic by mode; Traffic speed; Water traffic
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel costs
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic analysis (River traffic); Propulsion equipment; River traffic; Shipping economics; Speed performance
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Finance; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00173921
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM