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Access Equipment for Horizontal Loading Ships

  • I. L. Buxton
  • R. P. Daggitt
  • J. King

Summary

This chapter examines the roll-on/roll-off concept and goes on to describe its implications for ship design in general and access equipment design in particular. Ro-Ro cargo handling equipment is described with special emphasis on container handling, and the principal characteristics of vehicles found in Ro-Ro vessels are listed. The chapter concludes by describing the variety of Ro-Ro access equipment available to the ship designer: ramps, bow and stern openings, elevators, side doors, bulkhead doors and car decks.

Keywords

Straddle Carrier Cargo Handling Side Door Ramp Slope Access Equipment 
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References

  1. [6.1]
    Lane, P. H. R. The Design and Use of Shipboard Ramps. Conference papers, Ro-Ro 77, Business Meetings Ltd., 1977.Google Scholar
  2. [6.2]
    Peckham, R. Ship Access — The Key to Fast Turnround. Cargo Systems International, December 1976.Google Scholar
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    Hanson, P-A. Cost Implications of the Choice of Ro-Ro Equipment. Conference papers, Ro-Ro 77, Business Meetings Ltd., 1977.Google Scholar
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    Taylor, G. R. Ro-Ro ships — State of the Art in Australia. Marine Technology, 13, No. 4, October 1976.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© MacGregor Publications Ltd. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. L. Buxton
    • 1
  • R. P. Daggitt
    • 1
  • J. King
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Naval Architecture and ShipbuildingUniversity of Newcastle-upon-TyneUK
  2. 2.University of Wales Institute of Science and TechnologyUK

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