The Influence of Cargo Access Equipment on Ships’ Performance
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This chapter identifies the principal elements of the time spent in port, and shows that about half of quay-to-quay transport costs are attributable to such time. Delays in port directly attributable to cargo access equipment now form a very small proportion of total delays. Correct choice of access equipment can considerably reduce overall port times, with benefits to both shipper and shipowner.
KeywordsFreight Rate Ship Type Cargo Handling Port Time Access Equipment
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