GENERAL CARGO SHIP DESIGN--THE IMPACT OF THE TRANSPORTATION CONSUMER
The paper examines some of the factors relevant to the consumer's selection of general cargo liner transportation and how these factors affect vessel design. To an increasing extent, the required service level and hence vessel type are predicated on the general rate base of a trade. This in turn has led to segmentation of the liner trades based on a service hierarchy. The role of the shipper is defined and discussed as it relates to vessel selection and revenue availability to support the increasing fixed cost nature of operating general cargo vessels. An analysis of how the cost quantifiable service variables can be measured against their perceived benefit is presented in a methodology applicable to any analysis of marine transportation alternatives.
- Presented to the Philadelphia Section of SNAME, April 21, 1978.
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock CompanyChester, PA USA
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Magee, R P
- Uttmark, G F
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 28 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic analysis; General cargo ships; Liner shipping; Operating costs; Ships; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00196567
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM