The Author briefly considers the factors that enter in the complicated techno-economic problem of finding the optimum speed of tankers. The problem has been accentuated by the steep rise in fuel costs which has taken place in recent years, and which has often led to slow steaming, i.e. running the ship at below its design speed, to reduce fuel consumption. A table shows the calculated unit transport costs, in dollars per ton, for tankers ranging in size from 35,000 to 150,000 dwt, and operating on three routes (Libya-N. Europe, Nigeria-N. Europe, Persian Gulf-N. Europe), at speeds ranging from 12 to 15 knots. Order from BSRA as No. 49,835.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polish Assoc of Mech Eng, Sec of Shipbuilders

    Rajaska 6
    80-850 Gdansk,   Poland 
  • Authors:
    • Nowakowski, L
  • Publication Date: 1978-7


  • Polish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 282
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM