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Comparison of ship dismantling processes in India and the U.S.
Author(s): Rashpal S. Ahluwalia; Pooja Sibal; Sriram Govindarajulu
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Paper Abstract

This paper compares ship-dismantling processes in India and the U.S. The information for India was collected during an informal visit to the ship dismantling sites in Alang, India. The information for the U.S. was obtained from the MARAD report. For a 10,000-ton passenger ship, the Indian contractor makes a profit of about 24% compared to a loss of about 15% in the U.S. The loss in the US is primarily due to high labor costs, compliance to safety and health regulations and lack of market for used components and scrap metal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5263, Intelligent Manufacturing, (4 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.533273
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Rashpal S. Ahluwalia, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Pooja Sibal, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
Sriram Govindarajulu, West Virginia Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5263:
Intelligent Manufacturing
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; Peter E. Orban; Angappa Gunasekaran, Editor(s)

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