The first and major part of this study deals comprehensively with the pattern of short-sea movements of all the major and many of the minor commodities, or manufactures, transported in bulk, as shiploads. Basic import/export data derived from a variety of sources is incorporated into a series of seaborne trade matrices, which show shipments, in 1974, between principal loading and discharging zones in Europe and adjoining areas. Each review embraces important aspects of the supply of, and demand for, the individual commodity, or manufacture. The types of shipping engaging in coastal and short-sea trades are identified in Part 1, reference also being made to developments in the transport and handling of non-bulk general cargo, as well as bulk commodities. Attention is paid to other aspects of vessel supply, the study reviewing the acquisition of second-hand and new building tonnage, and the activities of shipyards specializing in small ship construction. Part 2 of the study considers the implications of increasing specialization, coupled with rapidly rising costs of acquiring and operating tonnage. The study concludes with general comment about the nature and extent of competition in European coastal and short-sea trades.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Pagination: 77 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 48 Econ Study
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM