During the 1970s, the quantities of grain and oilseeds traded internationally more than doubled, greatly increasing the shipping employed and straining the capacity of the storage, handling and transportation facilities in the principal exporting and importing countries. There were also changes in the structure of trade, the high shipping distances heightening the importance of grain trade, and magnifying the effect, on the shipping market, of the quite pronounced fluctuations in the volumes shipped on various routes. While it is concerned with trade developments, assessing export availabilities and the import requirements of (a) traditional markets in Europe and the Far East, (b) erratic importers such as the USSR and China and (c) growth markets in the Third World, the main purpose of the Study will be to place transport and handling developments in perspective, reviewing shipping practices and the preferences for different sizes/types of bulk vessels. Special emphasis will be placed on the constraints on ship size imposed by ports shipping or receiving grain, the Study detailing facilities at individual terminals. It will, however, examine generally the logistics of international grain trade, embracing its organisation, and the role of Government agencies, AID and the multi-national grain houses.

  • 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: 00330312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 95
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM