The ambitious fleet expansion programmes currently being pursued by a number of established container/bulk carrier operators together with the continuing emergence of new combined bulk/container services from more recent market entrants would seemingly indicate that the market prospects for such vessels are indeed bright. While a number of other factors clealy intrude, examination of comparative ship operating costs alone suggests that enhanced penetration of a variety of containerised trades by container/bulkers is a distinct possibility in the near term. This survey appraises the status of container/bulk vessels, examining their advantages and disadvantages in operational deployment and assessing their past and potential future impact on seaborne trade with particular reference to competitive ship types and sizes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Bulk Trade, Transportation and Handling Surveys 1980/81.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM