Changing vessel technology presents a major challenge to shipping management. Vessels cost tens of millions of dollars and have a long physical life. A change in vessel design for a company may also require a change in port facilities, information systems, and marketing techniques. This book, first published in 1987, deals with many of the vessel technology issues that shipping companies have confronted in recent years. Specific technologies are described along with their economic, regulatory and political aspects. Each chapter is in the form of a case study based on an actual management situation where management had to deal with an aspect of changing vessel technology.
1. Introduction Part 1. Liner Shipping 2. American Mail Line Ltd 3. Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.: Analysis of Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships 4. Puerto Rico: Liner Service with the Mainland 5. American President Lines, Ltd 6. Cast Container Line Part 2. Liquid and Dry Bulk Shipping 7. Fleet Investment Analysis: A Proposed Methodology for Ogden Marine, Inc. 8. Ogden Marine, Inc. 9. Triton Oil Company 10. Technical Note on the Use of Average Freight Rate Assessment by Oil Companies 11. Venture Oil, Marine Department 12. Laval Maritime Inc. 13. Legrand Shipping Company Part 3. The Ship-Port Interface 14. Seadock and Loop 15. Venture Oil: Feasibility Analysis of an Offshore Terminal