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Micro or Macro Design?

By Rik van Hemmen

“Micro or Macro Design?”

(The challenge of environmentally sound and sustainable ferry design)

Author:  Rik van Hemmen

Published:  July 2015 issue of Marine Technology

Ferries are not generally included in overall transportation system designs. This is a shame since ferries can provide incredibly efficient transportation solutions, even though the vehicle itself may be less efficient than, say, a train.

This paper explores that dynamic and shows that the recent emergence of ferries is not just a fad, but rather the rediscovery of a truth that we ignored while the road and railroad engineers were running the asylum.

To download the full paper click this link: Micro_or_Macro_Design