The replacement of conventional tweendeck tonnage on the world's liner routes by more sophisticated vessels has been going on now for over a decade. Cellular containerships, ro-ro vessels and so-called "multi-purpose" or "combination" vessels, not to mention hybrids of two, even all three types, have poured out of shipyards and on to trade routes where they have revolutionized cargo-handling procedures. Precisely who is benefiting from the revolution is, of course, a subject in itself; certainly many stevedoring companies can point to many years of trials and tribulations with different handling concepts requiring new terminals, always-expensive machinery and continual labor headaches to claim that they have suffered rather than benefited at the hands of the revolutionaries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Accession Number: 00190420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM