"Neo-Bulks" are those cargoes-principally products of manufacturing-formerly shipped in the break-bulk mode but which, over the past 20 years or so, have developed to such a volume on particular routes that it has increasingly become the practice to ship them in full shipload lots in specialized, normally unscheduled vessels. A variety of vessel types are, in fact, employed, in "Neo-Bulk" trades but the principal purpose of the Study will be to determine what effect changes in transport and handling have had on demand for bulk carriers. Indeed, part of the fleet comprises bulk carriers specially designed to transport "Neo-Bulk" cargoes, of which the most numerous are those equipped to handle forest products. Of the "Neo-Bulks", trade in forest products is by far the largest, as well as the most complex, comprising raw materials (logs, pulpwood, woodchips, etc) as well as manufactured items, among the most important of which are pulp and paper. However, the Study will also look closely at developments in other trades, which include steel, non-ferrous metals, scrap, motor vehicles, cement, bulk chemicals, plastics, etc. to determine how shipping practices have changed, and whether the utilization of bulk carriers will increase, or diminish in future years.

  • 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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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 99
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM