ECONOMICS OF GREAT LAKES SHIPPING IN AN EXTENDED SEASON
The object of the study is to establish a widely applicable procedure for estimating the economic benefits to ship owners by extending the Great Lakes operating season in the movement, essentially, of pelletized iron ore. Each ship on the Great Lakes must be studied for an appropriate extension of service, and an analytical procedure was developed to determine the best length of yearly operation for specific ships. Certain ship characteristics are reviewed for possible means of extending the shipping season.
- Presented to Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Cleveland, Ohio.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborDepartment of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
- Nowacki, H
- Benford, H
- Atkins, A
- Publication Date: 1973-1-25
- Pagination: 93 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Bulk cargo; Economic development; Economics; Feasibility analysis; Freight transportation; Ice navigation; Inland waterways; Iron ores; Merchant vessels; Optimization; Seasons; Shipping
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Maritime Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Extension; Merchant ships; Seasonal variations
- Geographic Terms: Great Lakes
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk traffic; Cargo transportation; Extended season operations; Ma
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00047752
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 139 Intrm Rpt
- Contract Numbers: MA-1-35487
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1974 12:00AM