ON THE COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT MODES OF SEA TRANSPORTATION OF GENERAL CARGO

Several modes of sea transportation are analyzed, namely: pallet ships, containerships, roll on-roll off ships, and barge carriers and conventional ships. What happens on the inland legs also influences overall transport economics. This paper, however, confines itself to the waterborne part of the system, with the warning that the picture is incomplete. It also confines itself to comparing annual cargo carrying abilities (ACCA) for the different types of ships. The analysis is divided into four sections covering: (1) Route between two ports with maximum cargo volume in both directions (2) the influence of the number of port calls (3) the influence of less than maximum cargo volume and (4) a comparison of barge carriers and containerships. Six tables are included which provide a comparison of (1) cargo volume for barge carriers and (2-6) ACCA for conventional cargo liners, pallet ships, containerships, ro-ro and barge carriers. Thirteen graphs provide comparisons of ACCA for the various ship types, routes, speeds and ports of call. The results make it possible to determine with a reasonable degree of certainty the number of ships and their types that would be necessary to carry a given amount of cargo along specified routes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Simonenko, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 180

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM