The greatest merit of the pusher-barge system, or dividing a ship into an unmanned cargo-stowing part and a manned propelling power part, consists in the fact that a larger number of unmanned barges can be operated by a smaller number of manned pusherboats and, as the result, a great saving of the building cost, manning cost, maintenance cost, etc. can be realized.
Boat Building / Repair
Deck Machinery / Hardware / Equipment
Naval Architects / Marine Engineers