It examines the structure of the international iron ore market in Part 1, reviewing the development of the primary markets for iron ore in Japan and the EEC and outlines the main suppliers of the product. Part 2 reviews the organisation of the seaborne iron ore shipping trades detailing the types and sizes of ships currently being employed upon these trades and also developments in port and cargo handling facilities. Recent trends within the iron ore production and supply industry are analysed in Part 3, which presents the production centres and examines the export performance over the past few years. This section also studies the prospects for future developments of iron ore mining potential and the possible impact of such changes upon the shipping world. Part 4 outlines the constitution of the world market for iron ore by investigating the principal steelmaking centres and examining recent developments in production technology. This section of the report goes on to predict future steel output and iron ore import demand within Japan, the EEC and the US. Following on from this Part 5 gives forecasts for seaborne trade up until 1988 estimating the volumes of iron ore to be shipped and this shipping requirement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Research Division, 24 Brook Street
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

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  • Accession Number: 00303353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Study No. 79
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM