By Mark Wegman
Over the process 15 years, writer Mark Wegman researched unique railroad corporation drawings, files, or even paint chips to render a hundred and eighty colour profiles, entrance view, most sensible perspectives, and inside layouts representing the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives and the passenger autos of greater than forty of the main celebrated golden-age "name" trains around the nation.
Wegman's drawings are observed via histories of every teach and dozens of interval pictures, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, and print advertisements. the result's a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the zenith of the united states passenger teach travel.
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How does the shipper go about obtaining the exclusive use of a tramp vessel? What arrangements are made to safeguard the interests of the shipowner? What guarantee does the shipper have that the vessel will do what is required? What sorts of agreements are made? The answers to these and related questions constitute the essence of the chartering business, and are based upon the maritime and commercial experience of thousands of men of past generations as well as of the present time. 8 TRAMP SHIPPING 29 Charter-parties are diversified into three principal categories: voyage, time, and bareboat.
If they do not materialize, the ship lies idle. A notable example of excellent management is to be seen in the case of the Scandic Wasa, a motorship of 20,280 tons deadweight. 46 THE BUSINESS OF SHIPPING On fuel consumption of25 tons per day of intermediate (maximum 1,500 seconds Redwood) fuel oil, the ship had a speed of 14 to 14 Y2 knots. In addition, she used an average of 1 Y2 tons of diesel fuel per day. The first charter of the Scandic Wasa took effect at Amsterdam, when she went under time charter for a voyage to the Arabian Gulf at a rate of $7,350 per day.
The charterer provides the fuel; pays port entry, clearance, and agency fees; pilotage charges, tug hire, costs of loading and discharging cargo, including wharfage and dockage; and arranges for appropriate representation in the ports during voyages. 11 To illustrate the theory of the time charter, here is a simplified form of agreement for the use of a ship: This charter-party is made and concluded in New York the first day of October 1981 between Marine Carriers Company, of London, England, owners of the good British motors hip Sea Merchant, and Ocean Trading Corporation, of Newark, New Jersey, charterers of the said motors hip (described as being of the highest class at Lloyd's Register of Shipping, and of about 711,000 cubic feet grain capacity, 10,300 tons gross register, about 6,200 tons net register, and about 15,150 tons of 2,240 pounds deadweight capacity on a summer draft of 30 feet, with a service speed of 16J;2 knots on a consumption for all purposes of about 25 tons of best grade fuel oil), now in service and trading.