Experience using dynamic underkeel clearance systems: Selected case studies and recent developments

@inproceedings{OBrien2002ExperienceUD,
  title={Experience using dynamic underkeel clearance systems: Selected case studies and recent developments},
  author={Terry O'Brien},
  year={2002}
}
The Dynamic Underkeel Clearance (DUKC) system is the focus of this paper. This innovation has increased drafts and widened tidal windows at several Australian ports since 1993, without compromising vessel safety. These improvements in port operation have provided economic benefits amounting to millions of dollars in decreased freight costs and increased cargo throughput, at a small fraction of the cost involved in gaining equivalent improvements by dredging. Since the DUKC system was first… CONTINUE READING