SPECIALISED BULK CARRIERS: THEIR MARKETS AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
This paper traces the evolution and behaviour of specialised bulk markets and the development of specialised shipment of bulk commodities. In the period 1965 to 1975 the demands placed upon shipping necessitated change and innovation, and this period saw growth in every perceivable manner in the dry bulk trades. The dual outcome, as the industry searched for economy and efficiency, were an increasing move toward the bulking of cargoes, and subsequently a higher degree of vessel and trade specialisation. Such developments came to an end by 1975, after which there was a slowdown in both innovation and investment due to over-tonnaging as a result of high freight markets in the early 70's. Some shipping services demonstrate considerable technological innovation in the application of bulking techniques, particularly in the fields of ship design and the cargo handling function. Future growth in minor bulk trades, the emergence of "new" bulks and the application of new technology will encourage the development of more new types of specialised ships.
- Paper presented at the West European Conference on Marine Technology, Sandefjord, June 1980.
International Cargo Handling Coordination AssnAbford House, 15 Wilton Road
London SW1V 1LX, England
- Yolland, J B
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 19 p.
- Cargo Handling Abstracts
- Issue Number: 4
- Publisher: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
- TRT Terms: Bulk cargo; Bulk cargo handling; Bulk carriers; Freight traffic; Markets; Trade; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Bulk trade flows; Freight markets
- Subject Areas: Design; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00330052
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM