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The floating harbour transhipper - an operationally effective solution for military and emergency response duties


Ballantyne, R and Macfarlane, G and Ballantyne, S and Lilienthal, T, The floating harbour transhipper - an operationally effective solution for military and emergency response duties, Proceedings of Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference, 31 January - 2 February 2012, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 576-585. ISBN 978-162276120-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The Floating Harbour Transhipper (FHT) is a pioneering logistics solution that was designed to meet the growing demands for coastal transhipment in the mining sector as well as commercial port operations. Addressing the two key needs of military and disaster response capabilities, Sea Transport Logistics Pty Ltd. have incorporated the successful aspects of this design and developed two complimentary designs. This technical paper reviews the first of several planned series of experiments carried out at the Australian Maritime College that has provided strong evidence of the potential success in significantly reducing relative motions of vessels when transhipping in open seas - this being the cornerstone of any successful open water transhipment operation.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Disaster response; Effective solution; Emergency response; Growing demand; Logistics solution; Mining sector; open water, port operations, relative motion, sea transport, transhipment
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Macfarlane, G (Associate Professor Gregor MacFarlane)
UTAS Author:Lilienthal, T (Mr Tim Lilienthal)
ID Code:78303
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2012-06-21
Last Modified:2016-09-30
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