European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Mar 13 1957, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 13, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse Connecting Butterfly ramp of is carib Queen is towed to the loading trailers will be ready to Roll As Toon As Butterfly ramp is Trotter oils Over the ramp to Trie Dock tide at unloading time has been Cut considerably with new Way of handling new shipping plan speeds supplies from huge trailers Are packed with cargo at stateside ferried across Atlantic and unloaded at com z depots by Nicholas staff writer supplies for forces in Europe Are now being ferried across the Atlantic by Means of a revolutionary truck trailer carrying system which turns ships into seagoing Roll unroll a new and unique method of handling cargo for Ocean ship enables material to be delivered directly from the manufacturer in the to depots in com z in the original Rollin Stock shipping this system is designed to eliminate the waste of time formerly incurred in re loading material from truck to train to Dock and Dock to ship in the and from ship to land after arrival in under the Roll unroll off goods Are loaded in the trailers right at the Point of manufacture in the then driven straight to the then this same trailer is towed by a tractor onto the when the ship arrives at its overseas destination the trailer towed off bar another tractor arid is picked up by a new cab for shipment Overland to its final destination in the Supply line to the same truck cab could pick up it loaded trailer at its final delivery Point to Tow Back to the thus providing immediate two Way that Type of shipping has Many of which la cwt Tim saving through elimination of unnecessary loading and in the it keeps cargo damage to a minimum and reduces the Hazard of the research and engineering division of the army transportation corps has been studying this kind of shipping for the past six the ship used for the Job is a version of the old Dock which served in world War ii As a floating dry Dock for the repair of smaller the first delivery to Europe of a Roll unroll off cargo was made in the commercially owned tit carib Queen under charter to the defense which declared construction of the million vessel essential to National defense Early last the trailer ships will deliver military supplies faster and More economically than conventional the carib Queen is 475 feet in length and has a Gross displacement of first transatlantic cargo consisted of 75 regular truck 22 army refrigerator 60 army 20 jeeps and nine the trailers con Tain a variety of supplies which include tires and electronic equip ment the trailers were loaded aboard the carib Queen both from the Stem and the at the ships Stem two huge swing downward to become ramps Over which the trailers can be towed onto the i6wer for the Ope weather top loading is done from the Side with portable loading time la just four which permits a considerable shortening of port turnaround each of the trailers was driven to new York by Highway from Points up to 900 Miles from the they were loaded for the Ocean crossing at the Brooklyn Navy after Landing at St the trailer were picked up by French contractual for delivery in France and in a few cases driven to the Zierman then switched to German nibs for delivery across the the cab always belongs to the country through which the supplies Are but the trailers Are Stottl from Theeo toy of this ease the on return trailers will be seen for the tint time in America from French and Swiss French cobs Toka Ovar Onca tha an off he March 1957 1he and staffs ii

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