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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research Sponsored by U.S. Department of Commerce Maritime Administration, Office of Commercial Development.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Marcus, H S
    • Bouthelier, F J
    • Mesavage, C
    • Deephouse, C
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 270 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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