Delft University of Technology
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Transport Technology

P.A.W. Steenvoorden Over de kop laden/lossen van binnenvaart containerschepen.
Literature survey, Report 93.3.TT.3057, Transport Engineering.

In this study different ways to bad and unload a barge, situated with its bow towards the quay, are examined. The loading and unloading is done by small cranes like straddle carriers and reach stackers. The advantages of this kind of equipment are that they are low in price and they can be used in a multifunctional way. The aim of these new methods is to transport more containers over inland waterways and so relieving the other ways of transportation.
The methods which are examined in this study, are compared by different requirements and regulations. From this examination it can be concluded that the method which uses a slideframe and a reach stacker on the quay is the best one.

Reports on Transport Engineering (in Dutch)
Modified: 2003.11.30; , TU Delft / 3mE / TT / LT.