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•TV k V J The 4th International Conference & Exhibition on Marine Transport using Roll-on/Roll-off Methods

Monte Carlo, 15-17 April 1980


Tuesday 15 April

Session 1 14.00h.-17.00h.

Ro-Ro Operations and Trades

The potential of the Ro-Ro vessel as a multi- purpose carrier in general cargo trades between developed and lesser developed countries.

Speaker: Bjorn Ervell, Johansson

Group Management Board Member responsible for Ro-Ro Services to the Middle

East, Pakistan, India, US Gulf and Mexico.

The uncommon box — the relationship of an intermodal equipment lessor to the intermodal community, the free flow on intermodal trailers between hauliers, railroads and the Ro-Ro operators.

Speaker: Gordon C. Miller, Vice-

President, Transamerica Realco Inc.


The adaptation of the Ro-Ro concept to the integrated transport system a major shipper will give his thoughts on refining the systems, both administratively and physically to give better economies, especially capital rationalisation.

Speaker: Rune Svensson, Transport

Director, AB Volvo, Sweden.

The Ro-Ro Market in the Caribbean — an examination of the existing trades and future opportunities for European shipowners to place their vessels in the Caribbean.

Speaker: Peter S. Shaerf, Director,

Common Brothers USA Ltd., New York.

Slow or fast — is the move towards faster

Ro-Ro's really necessary? The economics of a new concept of vehicle passenger ship - designed to operate at slower speeds with bow access only and unusual machinery arrangement — is compared to conventional designs.

Speaker: Pekka Kandelin, Naval

Architect, Oy Wartsila, Finland. 19.00h. Reception given by the Principality of Monaco.

Wednesday 16 April

Session 2 09.15h.-10.30h.

Ship Design

Seaborne Rail Transportation — the growing interest in integral rail transport systems emphasises the need to define common criteria to achieve optimum results.

Speaker: George Spalatin, Naval

Architect, Inkobrod, Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

The planning of a Ro-Ro fleet for developing countries.

Speaker: to be confirmed.

Session 3 ll.OOh. -12.30h.

Stability and SOLAS Session

Ro-Ro Damaged Stability — a joint presentation by: P. Fagerlund, Technical

Director, Transatlantic Rederi A B,


P. Damkjaer-Nielsen, Naval Architect, East

Asiatic Co, Copenhagen.

B. Berg. Assistant Manager, Wilh.

Wilhelmsen, Oslo.

Cargo Ship or Passenger Ship? Some notes on coping with regulations on the survival capability of Ro-Ro ships in the light ot recent IMCO recommendations.

Speakers: Martin A. W. M. van

Hees, Naval Architect, Rhine-Schelde-

Verolme, Netherlands.

Patrick G. Martin, Naval Architect,

Verolme Cork Dockyard Ltd (RSV Group),


Fire-fighting and water clearance on trailer decks and other safety considerations in the design of a family of wide beam, shallow draft container Ro-Ro ships.

Speaker: E. I. B. Pawsey, Director,

Hart Fenton & Co. Ltd, Consultant Naval

Architects to the Sea Containers Group of

Companies, London.

E. Vossnack, Chief Naval Architect,

Nedlloyd Fleet Services will also contribute to this session.

Session 4 14.30h.

Mediterranean Ro-Ro Operations

Introduction by Session Chairman Franco

Dellepiane, Managing Director, Adriatica di

Navigazione SpA, Venice.

The commercial and economic aspects of

East Mediterranean Operations.

Speaker: Captain Oktay Sonmez,

Commercial Director, DB Turkish Cargo

Lines, Istanbul.

The importance of a Ro-Ro capacity on containerships.

Speaker Dr. Fabrizio Serena,

Director General, Italia Navigazione SpA,


Other panellists taking part in the

Mediterranean Session will be:

J. P. Isoard, Managing Director, SNCM (Societe Maritime Corse Mediterranee),


Comm. Spiro Magliveras, Managing

Director, Traghetti del Mediterraneo,Genoa.

Eugenio Belloni. Director, Andrea Merzario

SpA, Milan. 19.30h. Reception lor Conference Delegates.

Thursday 17 April

The operation of self-sustaining container

Ro-Ro vessels — a film presentation introduced by Nigel J. Tatham, Director,

Sea Containers Services Ltd, London.

Session 5 11.30h.-16.00h.

Ports and Terminals

Bridging the Gap — solutions to the Ro-Ro access problems in the world's ports utilising experience from both the ship and quay sides of the Ro-Ro interface.

Speaker: Geoffrey A. Stokoe,

Managing Director, MacGregor Ports and

Terminals Ltd, London.

Simplifying the Ro-Ro interface — the instigator of the portable linkspan looks towards simple systems to be applied to the totally committed container port whose present economics he questions.

Speaker: lohn Rose, Managing

Director, Marine Development (Glasgow)

Ltd, UK.

The application of articulated steering on terminal tractors. The author discusses new case studies of terminal operations where articulated steered terminal trucks and trailers have replaced the all-wheel-steered straddle carriers.

Speaker: Douglas Ross, President,

CTEC Company, Bellevue, Washington,


Aligning Ro-Ro equipment to handle specialised bulk and unitised loads — how far can the ship operator be asked to go towards integrated systems?

Speaker: Warren S. Lister, Terminal

Handling Consultant, Managing Director,

I.istavia Ltd, UK.

Pavement Design for Ro-Ro port areas. No recommendations have been issued for the design of Ro-Ro Port Pavements and every port has developed its own means of solving its paving problems. The authors have studied some 30 structures at 17 different ports and report their conclusions and suggest a coherent design philosophy.

Speakers: S. D. Barber and J.

Knapton, Department of Civil Engineering,

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Ro-Ro Exhibition

More than 40 international companies will be exhibiting the latest Ro-Ro technologies and services during the three days of the Conference.


We wish to make Conference Registration(s) for

Ro-Ro. We enclose our cheque for delegate(s) at made payable to BML Business Meetings Ltd.

I require details of the Technical Visits to the Port of Genoa and the ["

Port of Marseilles ' '

Delegates who will attend (please print):

Name Address



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Conference fee of £188.00 ($420.00,

F.Fr.1800.00) includes Conference

Papers, participant lists, two lunches, coffee breaks, and invitations to the official evening reception and to a welcome reception from the Principality of

Monaco. Delegates will also subsequently receive a bound volume of the Proceedings of the


Complete this form and return with remittance to: Ro-Ro 80 2 Station Road Rickmansworth

Herts WD3 1QP, England

Tel: Rickmansworth (09237) 76363

Telex: 924312 GASTEC MR J

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