THE FUTURE ECONOMICS OF COAL TRANSPORT

The report examines the future economics of all bulk coal transport modes likely to be important up to the year 2000: railways, slurry pipelines, inland waterways, roads, conveyor belts, bulk carriers, and self-unloading ships. The economics of transshipment (transferring coal from one transport mode to another) are also discussed. Chapters on each transport mode deal with current technology, the structure of the industry, capital costs and the components of the operating costs, the relationship between costs and prices, energy intensiveness, flexibility, potential developments and possible constraints. No absolute constraint is foreseen on the expansion of coal transport to any reasonable level up to the year 2000. At particular times and places there will be significant constraints which could cause delays but, in general, these can be overcome by extra investment to expand existing facilities or to build new ones, or by using a different transport mode.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Economic Assessment Service

    14/15 Lower Grosvenor Place
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lee, H M
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EAS Rpt. D2/79
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM