Accession Number : ADA136813

Title :   A Merchant Ship Size Optimization Model.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Choi,K C

PDF Url : ADA136813

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This paper analyzes how a shipowner or charterer may determine the specification of optimal ship size for a given route with respect to certain market requirements. The theory of optimal ship size, a methodology for estimating scale economics, and the various factors affecting ship size are examined using a typical conventional cargo ship and bulk cargo carriers based on shipowners' cost data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cargo ships, *Merchant vessels, Operation, Costs, Economic analysis, Sizes(Dimensions), Optimization, Mathematical models, Computerized simulation, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE