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Conceptual design investigations of a very high speed transpacific container vessel

AuthorsHearn G.E., Veldhuis I.J.S., Veer R. van 't and Steenbergen R.J.
Conference/JournalFAST 2001
DateJan 1, 2001

Integrated transportation chains and faster ships based on developing technology are capable of significantly reducing the time of delivery of products from manufacturer to consumer. Having researched the different international markets, considered various alternative ship types and identified an appropriate target mission statement, this paper indicates how a particular high-speed twin-hulled ship design was developed for a particular niche market based on container transport of high-value, time-sensitive cargoes.


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