ECONOMIC AND OPERATIONAL EVALUATION OF INTEGRATED TUG-BARGE SYSTEMS: COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION AND USER INSTRUCTIONS
The intent of this computer program is to provide the user with a preliminary design tool to analyze and compare costs and economic benefits of ship and integrated tug-barge systems for transportation of (1) containers, (2) dry bulk, (3) neo-bulk, and (4) crude oil. The program is designed to be highly user-oriented, with extensive interactive input sessions which give the user control over most design parameters that have an impact on the result.
- Prepared for United States Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborDepartment of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109
- Elste, V
- Parsons, M G
- Publication Date: 1977-7
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 91 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Barges; Computer graphics; Costs; Economic analysis; Economics; Freight traffic; Information processing; Studies; Towed barges; Trade routes; Tug ship interaction; Tugboats
- Uncontrolled Terms: Computer aided analysis; Cost analysis; Interactive graphics
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic analysis (Tug barges); Integrated tug barge systems; Ship descriptions (Tug barge); Trade route studies; Tug barge economics; Tug barge operations; Tug barge systems
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00184792
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-940-80053 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MA-7-15121
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 13 2004 12:00AM