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Vessel Design and Construction
Redesign of Container Ships
Is it possible to take a one tier of containers off the ships at a single time?Creating this rail based container would enable shippers to unload most cargo without having to rely on vast storage yards.The newer gigantic ships might have short term economic advantages,but require the use of the largest ports with the biggest railroad storage yards.
If you set up rail tracks under the tiers or create smaller container ships,you could lighter them into barges or shallow draft vessels.
Supposing you utilized the smaller ports and used existing short lines for better feeds to the main railroads,or find better trucking outlets for more rapid transfers near warehouses.