Materials Handling Concept for Off-Loading Container Ships in Forward or Remote Areas.
Final rept. 16 Jun 71-Jan 72,
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST RICHLAND WASH PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABS
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The report describes a concept for unloading conventional containerships at remote or advanced areas which lack conventional container gantry cranes. The concept employs a support ship which has a novel form of gantry crane. One end of the crane runway is supported on the deck of the containership by a movable support leg, while the other end is secured to the support vessel. The support ship has provisions for unloading to landing craft or lighter barges. Provisions are also made for unloading the container to either at fixed pier or floating causeway. The report is a feasibility study contains data on unloading rates, structural concepts, geometric configurations and mooring problems.
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies