EAST COAST PORTS AND THE BOOM IN EXPORT STEAM COAL

Eastern railroads can handle the export coal growth projected for the next 20 years, the board chairman of Norfolk and Western testified before a Senate committee. Coal volume to overseas points could increase by 30 to 100 percent by 1990 and could triple by 2000. Although N&W forecasts that traditional export of metallurgical coal from Appalachia could decline, the total volume will be up because of steam coal. Steam coal requires new transshipping facilities that present problems in urban areas but can be adequately handled. The major constraint at Hampton Roads, Va., N&W coal port, is inadequate channel depth which Army Engineers see as taking a decade to correct.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Fishwick, J P
  • Publication Date: 1980-11-24

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 42
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  • Accession Number: 00324494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM