Accession Number : AD0772998

Title :   Conversion of Delong Pier Barge Type B to Floating Container Discharge Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Jun-15 Oct 73,


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

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The report discusses the feasibility of and the requirements for the conversion of a DeLong Pier Barge Type B to a floating Container Discharge Facility (CDF) 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 waterborne and/or air transport in Logistics-Over-the-Shore (LOTS) type operations. A tertiary mission of the CDF, as specified in the Purchase Description, entails the transporting of limited quantities of cargo handling equipment, portable port equipment, small lighterage and other cargo to the scene of its operations while under tow. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cargo ships, *Piers, *Barges, Cargo, Handling, Ship hulls, Stability, Logistics support, Feasibility studies

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE