A Generic Ship for the Shortsea Trades of the EU

Alkis J. Corres, Harilaos N. Psaraftis

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Abstract

The Union of Mediterranean Trading Shipowners of Greece with the technical assistance of ICEPRONAV of Romania have developed a generic ship type that can be constructed in such ways to serve the needs of a wide spectrum of transportation requirements, while ensuring significant economies for the builder in series. The need for this exercise has arisen in the context of ESYAN
where clustering of various ship types around the six thousand tons mark had to be taken advantage of in a way to generate scale economies for both, the owners and the builders. While no serious technical innovation is involved, this type of application is novel and offers measurable savings in identifiable areas of the construction. If the matter of the replacement of the Greek Short Sea Fleet is seen as part of the overall strategy of Greece in the post cabotage era of the EU, a large number of such vessels are expected to be built. This paper describes the rationale behind this project and discusses the opportunities and challenges to promote it.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2005
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics (SNAME 2005) - Athens, Greece
Duration: 12 May 200513 May 2005
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference1st International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics (SNAME 2005)
Number1
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period12/05/200513/05/2005

Keywords

  • Shortsea shipping
  • Vessel design
  • Intermodal transport

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