RO-RO SHIP DEVELOPMENTS

The roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) ship has been one of the success stories in shipping over the past 15 years. It has managed to survive the post-1973 slump better than most other ship types, partly because of its versatility, and partly because trade in general cargoes (industrial goods, consumer products, etc.) has held up better than trade in bulk cargoes--crude oil and raw materials. The article traces the development of Ro-Ros and describes some of the ship and shore equipment used.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Design Council

    29 Haymarket
    London SW14 4SU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Buxton, I L
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1336-39
  • Serial:
    • ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 218
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: GILLARD WELCH LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0013-7782

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM