By the end of 1980, the world bulk carrier fleet had grown to over 120 million DWT, including all ships of this type over 20,000 DWT. Of this tonnage, large bulk carriers over 100,000 DWT accounted for about 15%. However, this sector of the fleet is set for rapid expansion in the early 1980s, and there have been numerous newbuilding orders placed for 1981-83 delivery, and it is an opportune time to review the trading prospects for the larger bulk carriers. The Study will identify the present role of the 100,000 DWT+ class in the dry bulk market, pinpointing the commodities, trades and routes employing such ships, and assess future trading opportunities in ore, coal, grain, etc. It will begin by examining the present fleet and its age, size distribution, ownership, etc, and then proceed to discuss the present utilisation, and performance of the ships and other aspects of their employment and operation. One of its objectives will be to appraise future tonnage requirements, requiring an analysis of supply/demand.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • One of a series of ten Shipping Studies to be published in 1981 by HPD Shipping Publications. Cost per copy is $110.00, the entire series of ten $620.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    HPD Shipping Publications

    34 Brook Street, Mayfair
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 91
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM