4 March 2004 Comparison of ship dismantling processes in India and the U.S.
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Proceedings Volume 5263, Intelligent Manufacturing; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.533273
Event: Photonics Technologies for Robotics, Automation, and Manufacturing, 2003, Providence, RI, United States
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.
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Rashpal S. Ahluwalia, Rashpal S. Ahluwalia, Pooja Sibal, Pooja Sibal, Sriram Govindarajulu, Sriram Govindarajulu, } "Comparison of ship dismantling processes in India and the U.S.", Proc. SPIE 5263, Intelligent Manufacturing, (4 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.533273; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.533273


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