HEAVY LIFT SHIP DESIGNS AND COSTS
Although the United States exports and imports large numbers of heavy lift and oversize cargo units, the only ships under the U.S. flag that can handle the cargo are the Lykes Lines' Seabees, LASH, and a few liner ships with lifting gear. Many small foreign ships with facilities to lift, float, and roll heavy lift units are operating successfully. This paper reports the parametric designs of families of heavy lift ships with combinations of handling methods, and the conversion of typical general cargo liners to provide heavy lift facilities. The 1976 construction and operations costs of these ships were also estimated, as well as chartering costs for competitive tugs and barges for towing. This report is part of a study funded by the Maritime Administration and Lykes Bros. Steamship Co.
- Presented to the San Diego Section of SNAME, September 20, 1978.
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
Lykes Brothers Steamship Company, IncorporatedLykes Center, 300 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA United States 70130
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Andrews, B V
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo handling; Cargo handling equipment; Costs; Heavy lift vessels; Lashing; Liner shipping; Operating costs; Roll on roll off ships; Ship conversion; Ships; Tug ship interaction; Vehicle design
- Identifier Terms: Seabee Systems
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Lash; Lo/lo ships; Seabee; Ship descriptions (Heavy lift); Tug barge systems
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00196552
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM