UTILITY VIEW OF COAL SHIPPING
Three methods of transport are described for the shipping of coal to a fossil-fuel power plant in Tampa, Florida. River transport is provided from Kentucky to New Orleans, a transfer company south of New Orleans provides transfer, storage and blending of the coal, finally the coal is shipped by barge across the Gulf of Mexico to Florida. The main concern in choosing a method for transport of coal to utilities is the economics. Rail transport and barge transport are discussed. Utilities support the proposed slurry pipeline to Florida.
- From Coal Outlook Conference; New Orleans, Louisiana, November 5, 1979.
Tampa Electric CompanyTampa, FL USA
- Vaught, W H
- Publication Date: 1979
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Barges; Bulk cargo; Coal; Coal industry; Coal pipelines; Competition; Economic analysis; Economics; Freight traffic; Inland waterways; Physical distribution; Public utilities; Rivers; Transportation modes; Water traffic; Water transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Utilities
- Geographic Terms: Florida
- Old TRIS Terms: Barge transportation; Bulk coal; River traffic
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00330641
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM