At last year's Ro-Ro Conference most emphasis seemed to be placed on that cargo which could be carried on normal road going vehicles or hired heavy duty vehicles, but whatever the mode of transport the cargo was in general house to house. Indeed the feeling "against" pier to pier cargo was quite strong with one concern saying "Ignore it" and another "not wishing to export problems onto an unwilling receiving port complex." Regrettably, these people will find this paper superfluous as it is this "pier to pier" cargo which gives most technical and operational "headaches." There is therefore, attractive revenue in this traffic. In presenting some problems which arise from the carriage of non-containersible "pier to pier" cargoes the paper also provides some solutions. These cargoes either exceed the I.S.O. plan-dimensions premissible load per unit length or they subtend excessive point loadings. The paper also tabulates data which covers the field from Shippers to Suppliers or equipment.

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  • Accession Number: 00172097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Business Meetings Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM