CHANGING SHIP TYPE/SIZE PREFERENCES IN THE DRY BULK MARKET

The past growth of world dry bulk trade has generated a substantial and, at times, rapidly-increasing demand for all types and sizes of dry cargo ship. However, there have been major changes in the distribution of shipping in these trades, with bulk carriers and OBOs rapidly displacing other ship types. There has also been a transition in the market, with more and more cargo moving in medium (50-100,000 DWT) and large-size carriers (100,000 DWT+), and the purpose of the Study will be to pinpoint the reason for the changes which have occurred in ship type/size preferences. Practices in individual commodity trades, and on particular routes, will be identified in the Study, which will examine the constraints imposed by ports, and by those shipping or receiving cargoes of different kinds.

  • 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: 00330460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 89
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM