The sustained and fairly rapid expansion of seaborne trade in the various food and feed grains over the past decade has been accompanied by far-reaching changes in transportation and handling, grain trade volumes virtually doubling, bulk carrier employment very nearly tripling and the introducton of progressively larger bulk vessels of Panamax size and above being foreshadowed in the steady increase in both the number and capacity of grain handling ports and terminals worldwide. This survey analyses historical developments in grain trade, transportation and handling, reviewing trends in the volume, structure and composition of the trade and examining changes in the types and sizes of vessel employed as well as accompanying grain prt and terminal development. On the basis of detailed analyses as to evolving grain import demand and supply availability in the medium term, conclusions are drawn as to potential changes in the volume and pattern of seaborne grain trade and future vessel size and type preferences.

  • 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: 00324727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM