THE TONNAGE MEASUREMENT OF SHIPS: TOWARDS A UNIVERSAL SYSTEM

Published with the imminent adoption of the 1969 Tonnage Measurement Convention in mind, this book describes how tonnage "users" will incorporate the new measurement laws into their pricing policies and rule books. Initial chapters trace the development of different sets of tonnage regulations and their influence on ship design over the last century, effectively highlighting the need for a universal approach to the problem. The book features (1) definitions, usage and a history of tonnage (2) the U.K. tonnage rules and the Tonnage Mark Scheme (3) evolution of ship types through rule "bending" (4) International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969 (5) new vs. existing tonnages; the shift towards gross (6) port authorities' attitude to the new tonnage (7) effects of the new tonnage on the Panama Canal (8) new tonnage laws and international Conventions and (9) the effect of changes in tonnage by ship type.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Fairplay Publications, Limited

    1 Pudding Lane
    London EC3R 8AA,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Corkhill, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Fairplay Publications, Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM