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Petroleum Tanker Shipping On German Inland Waterways, 1887-1994, Ingo Heidbrink Jan 2001

Petroleum Tanker Shipping On German Inland Waterways, 1887-1994, Ingo Heidbrink

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Tanker shipping today is one of the major branches of German inland navigation. Indeed, the transport of petroleum and its derivatives together comprise nearly twenty percent of total inland shipping; more than 42,000,000 tons of liquid petroleum products were shipped in 1996 by a fleet with a total cargo capacity of more than 500,000 tons.' Tanker shipping is by far the largest kind of specialist transportation on German inland waterways. But because of its very special technical requirements, a high degree of dependence on a small group of shippers, and a number of risks peculiar to this ...