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A Tug & barge system for sea and river service

AuthorsValkhof, H.H., Hoogeveen, T., Dallinga, R.P., Toxopeus, S.L. and Verwoest, T.F.
Conference/JournalSNAME Annual meeting
DateOct 1, 2000

In 1997, Marine Heavy Lift Partners (MHLP) and the consultancy firm MARVECO discussed with the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) the design and development of a new tug & barge concept. The combination has to travel between the United Kingdom and Germany, where it will be an important part of a highly reliable logistic chain, comprised of production facilities, road transport and waterborne transport.


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