TRADING PROSPECTS FOR CONTAINER/BULK CARRIERS
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.
- 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 carriers; Containerships; Merchant vessels; Operating costs; Ships; Trade
- Old TRIS Terms: Competitive merchant ships; Trade analysis
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00324725
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM