SELF-DISCHARGING SHIPS TO GAIN GROUND?

In the December 1977 issue of CARGO SYSTEMS, Paceco Inc of Alameda, California, suggested that future bulk handling would be based on quayside, continuous unloaders. The company's own bucket line catenary is one such option. The article went on to suggest that such a new breed of handling equipment might also challenge the viability of self-unloading ships which, claimed Paceco, were the subject of huge investments and severe limitations. In the following article Bill Vaughan of Stephens-Adamson of Canada--the manufacturer of gravity discharge self-unloading gear--replies to the comments in the Paceco article. At the same time he stresses that the self-unloading concept offers new opportunities to the designers of ports and ships. He adds that such vessels may well find increased application outside the Great Lakes in the future.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Accession Number: 00178210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Cargo Systems International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM