Access Equipment for Horizontal Loading Ships
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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.
KeywordsStraddle Carrier Cargo Handling Side Door Ramp Slope Access Equipment
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