Ship Size and Turnround Some empirical Evidence

Ship Size and Turnround Some empirical Evidence

A study of grain ships in Vancouver shows that large ships spend more time in port than smaller ones, but achieve a higher loading rate. Larger ships are found to be more economic in vessel time costs per ton of cargo loaded.

Share Content

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

Related Articles

Economies of Scale in Bus transport: I. Some British Municipal Results

This study was prompted by the proposal to merge a number of municipal transport undertakings into Passenger transport Authorities. The authors analyse figures showing various working expenses per bus-mile, and find no evidence of scale economies. They point out, however, that the P.T.A.s will be larger than any undertaking in their sample, and that a different conclusion might conceivably be reached if data were available on costs per passenger-mile. Extension of one-man operation appears to offer greater scope for economies than amalgamation.

View Journal »