ALTERNATIVE LIQUEFIED GAS CARGOS: MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND DESIGN PHILOSOPHIES
This report analyzes the feasibility of providing single-cargo liquefied gas carriers with the capability to transport alternative liquefied gas cargos. This study addresses the following basic issues: the characteristics of the existing and probable future liquefied gas transportation systems, including cargo movements and liquefied gas terminals; the technology of liquefied gas carriers and associated equipment; the impact on vessel design of incorporating alternative cargo capability; and the impact of federal agencies on the decision-making process. The report provides conclusions and recommendations regarding the conditions under which it may be beneficial to incorporate alternative cargo capability as well as additional information on management strategies.
- Research Sponsored by U.S. Department of Commerce Maritime Administration, Office of Commercial Development.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCenter for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
Cambridge, MA USA 02139
- Marcus, H S
- Bouthelier, F J
- Mesavage, C
- Deephouse, C
- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 270 p.
- TRT Terms: Chemical tankers; Design; Economic analysis; Economics; Equipment design; Freight transportation; Liquefied gases; Liquefied natural gas; Liquefied petroleum gas; LNG terminals; Regulations; Tankers; Transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Lng regulations; Lng transportation; Lpg transportation
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Law; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00194729
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-940-78062 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MA-7-38083
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM