Recent Developments and Prospects



The aim of this last chapter is to discuss recent developments in ship types and then to indulge in some ‘crystal gazing’, to visualize changing patterns of trade in dry cargo and the consequent impact on cargo access equipment. Prediction of future trends can be readily upset by international develop­ments in the world movement of commodities, but foresight brings its own rewards. While it is stimulating to consider the distant future, it is foolhardy to be unaware of more immediate potential developments.


Ship Type Bulk Carrier Deck Plating Ship Operator Cargo Handling 
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© MacGregor Publications Ltd. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  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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