"Ships and Shipping of Tomorrow" (used book)
Ships and Shipping of Tomorrow
by MacGregor Publications Limited
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good condition. Some tearing to the dust jacket
-- From the dust jacket
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 technology have led to the employment of highly versatile and specialized 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 war3ehousing facilities in the ports. They have encouraged the introduction of novel high-performance raged the introduction of novel high-performance transport systems. Many of the unconventional technical 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 increasing 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 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 transport capacity and the increase concern for the protection of the environment?
The authors, who are scientists in the Faculty of Maritime 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 equipment for future ports as well as possible organizational 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 understand 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, including 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 the first English edition has been completely revised after four earlier German-language editions.