Accession Number : AD0772798

Title :   Development of a Conceptional Design for a Self-Propelled Container Discharge Facility with a Speed of 16 Knots and Revolving Crane Capacity of 30 LT at 95' Outreach.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Jul 72-15 Mar 73,


Personal Author(s) : Frankel,Ernst G. ; Johnsen,Arthur W. ; Padis,Alexander A. ; Afanasieff,Leonid ; Doyle,Gregory F.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 268

Abstract : The report describes the conceptual studies and design of a self-propelled Container Discharge Facility (CDF) equipped with two large revolving boom cranes, having as its primary and secondary missions, respectively, the discharge of containers from nonself-sustaining containerships and the discharge of general cargo from general cargo and special purpose ships to lighterage or other modes of air and/or waterborne transport in Logistics-Over-The-Shore (LOTS) type operations. The scope of the report was restricted to the phase of offloading the cargo, primarily containers, from ships offshore onto lighterage including conventional and proposed landing craft, air cushion vehicles, amphibians and helicopters. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Facilities, *Unloading, *Cargo, *Ships, Logistics support, Containerizing, Cargo ships, Feasibility studies, Ship hulls, Self propelled, Cranes, Loading(Handling), Shipboard, Marine engineering, Lighters(Boats)

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE