THE STRUCTURE OF BAUXITE/ALUMINA TRADE AND TRENDS IN OCEAN TRANSPORTATION

The past decade has brought important changes in the structure of world trade in aluminium raw materials, partly because of the industry's efforts to broaden its supply base but also as a result of the need to site alumina capacity at, or near, major sources of bauxite supply in areas like Australia and the Caribbean. Average hauls have lengthened, and shiploads have become larger, and the Study will also review development in the transport and handling of bauxite/alumina, as well as in the composition, and pattern, of shipments. From an analysis of demand for aluminium raw materials, their potential supply, and the form in which they will be shipped, conclusions will be reached about future changes in the volume, and direction, of seaborne trade, as well as ship size/type preferences.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Shipping Studies 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    HPD Shipping Publications

    34 Brook Street, Mayfair
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 85
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM