LARGE BULK CARRIER EMPLOYMENT IN THE EIGHTIES (50,000 DWT +)
A surprisingly large proportion--very nearly two-thirds--of world seaborne trade in major bulk commodities is currently shipped in 50,000 DWT plus bulk vessels of the bulk/combined/ore carrier type. The market penetration effected by these larger units--primarily into iron ore and coal seaborne trade but latterly also into various grain. bauxite/alumina, phosphate rock trades--has clearly increased at a relatively rapid pace over the past decade considering 50,000 DWT plus units accounted for no more than two-fifths of total major bulk trade in 1970. The survey reviews/evaluates the trade performance of these larger units over the past decade commodity-by-commodity. The significance of past and potential future developments-- in trade volumes, average shipping distances, port and terminal facilities, ship type/size availability and preferences and underlying comparative ship operation costs, etc.--impinging on the evolving requirement for "Panamax" sized tonnage and larger are identified and examined, conclusions being reached as to potential supply/demand balances and future trading prospects in the period to 1990.
- From Bulk Trade, Transportation and Handling Surveys 1980/81.
Cargo Systems Publications LimitedMcMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ, England
- Publication Date: 1981
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo terminals; Bulk carriers; Combination carriers; Freight traffic; Operating costs; Ore carriers; Ships; Ships by size; Surveys; Trade; Trend (Statistics)
- Old TRIS Terms: Survey reports
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00324723
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM