Accession Number : AD0919093

Title :   Barge-Ship Systems (BSS) Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MILITARY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND TERMINAL SERVICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Arko, Anthony ; Lietz, Paul P. ; Newlin, David M.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 199

Abstract : The study objective was to determine the military application of the barge-ship systems. The study includes an in-depth discussion of the basic ship systems and CONUS inland waterways. Applications of the systems are covered in sections dealing with general cargo, ammunition, and force deployments. The barge-ship system was found to offer great potential for military operations in contingencies; conversely, the systems' military potential is limited in the peacetime environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, INLAND WATERWAYS), (*BARGES, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION), (*INLAND WATERWAYS, UNITED STATES), WATER TRAFFIC, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, CARGO SHIPS, AMMUNITION, CARGO, HANDLING, LOADING(HANDLING), COST EFFECTIVENESS, LIGHTERS(BOATS), CONTAINERS, SHIPBOARD, UNLOADING, OFFSHORE, ELEVATORS(LIFTS), TUGBOATS, TIME STUDIES.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE