The report examines the future economics of the transport modes likely to be important for coal up to the year 2000. The transport modes covered include rail, slurry, pipelines, inland waterways, road, conveyors, bulk carriers and self-unloading ships. The report is concerned generally, with bulk transport rather than local distribution and includes a section on the economics of transferring coal from one transport mode to another. For each mode of transport, a description is given of current technology and cost estimates are compared. There is also a discussion of the energy intensiveness, flexibility, potential development and constraints which might affect each mode's ability to meet the anticipated increase in demand for coal transport.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Economic Assessment Service

    14/15 Lower Grosvenor Place
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  • Authors:
    • Lee, H M
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EAS D2/79 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM