Auteur(s): Rolf Schönknecht, Jürgen Lüsch, Manfred Schelzel, Hans Obenaus, Jochen Bertholdt
Genre: Hobby en vrije tijd, Overige onderwerpen
Uitgave: hardcover met stofomslag, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 240
Uitgever: MacGregor Publications Limited, Hounslow
1e Druk, Jaartal: 1983
Afmetingen: 266 x 240 x 20 mm
Gewicht: 1076 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 1206 g
Ships and shipping of tomorrow – Rolf Schönknecht, Jürgen Lüsch, Manfred Schelzel, Hans Obenaus, Jochen Bertholdt
Many people throughout the world who are interested in ships and shipping have during the last two decades in particular been able to observe technical, technological and economic changes in shipping and in the ports that are unprecedented in human history Economic requirements and advances in tech nology have led to the employment of highly versatile, and specialised cargo carriers, which in turn have. fostered spectacular technical and technological advances in the shipbuilding field, in cargo handling. techniques, and in the management of storage and watehousing facilities in the ports. They have encouraged the introduction of novel high-performance transport systems Many of the unconventional tech nical and technological solutions in shipbuilding. shipping and port operation and administration will undoubtedly form the basis for future developments. as demonstrated, for example, by the air-cushion vehicles and hydrofoil craft, by multi-hull ships, and by nuclear- propelled ships. Developments of this nature and the constantly in creasing danger of pollution of the seas by shipping. raise many questions regarding the development of ships and shipping in the future. To what extent will the demand for maritime transport increase and what will the ships of the future look like? What demands. will the cargo handling and warehousing processes place on the cargo-handling technology of the ports? How will future developments in shipping and ports be able to meet the continuous increase in the demand for transport capacity and the increasing concern for the protection of the environment? The authors, who are scientists in the Faculty of Mari time Transport Economics at the Wilhelm Pieck University, Rostock, attempt to provide answers to these. and many other questions. Despite the difficulty of this task they present an impressive and scientifically-based picture of the development possibilities for the ships and shipping of tomorrow and perhaps even the day after tomorrow. With scientific conviction they put forward proposals for completely novel ship types, cargo-handling methods, and equip ment for future ports as well as possible organisational forms for the maritime transport systems of the coming decades. They weigh up the advantages and drawbacks of solutions that are technologically and economically practicable, and at the same time show how it is possible to make use of scientific prediction By adopting a popularized and readily understandable form of presentation they have succeeded in producing a work that will appeal to a wide circle of those who have an interest in ships and shipping, in cluding those working in the field, who will undoubtedly find much that will stimulate their ideas and work. The developments in ships and shipping of the present day and the future that are described by the authors have been most effectively illustrated in multi-colour drawings prepared by Jochen Bertholdt, which will prove of great assistance to the reader in following the ideas presented by the authors. “Ships and Shipping of Tomorrow” in this first English edition has been completely revised after four earlier German language editions.
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