Heavy lift is defined as ship cargo units exceeding 100 tons or 80 feet length, or 15 feet width. This study identifies and describes the heavy lift units and market demands for heavy lift services, and estimated the 1978 international traffic available to U.S. flag vessels after including small ships for lift, roll, and float cargo handling, general cargo liners converted with midbodies and derricks, and tugs with barges for roll handling, were prepared, and building and voyage costs estimated. The numbers and charges of foreign ship competitors, and the availability and capacity of railcars and barges were assessed. Methods were developed for estimating heavy lift transport charges by highway, railway, barge and ocean carrier; and for cargo handling, both in America and abroad. Voyages of ten vessels were simulated carrying typical shipments, to evaluate performance of each system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-266 090 and Volume 3, PB-275 573.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, Incorporated

    Lykes Center, 300 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70130

    Maritime Administration

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 252 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-940-77064
  • Contract Numbers: MA-6-38039
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM