TRENDS IN WORLD SHIPPING WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO LARGE CRUDE-OIL CARRIERS
The world total tonnages of both tankers and bulk carriers have increased at a higher rate than was forecast. The present tonnage and numbers of container ships are lower than were predicted. Revised forecasts of the possible short-term development of these and other classes of ships are made in the light of the 1974 world trade situation. Because of the great importance of the crude oil trade to NATO nations, several chapters are devoted to the oil trade in ships of over 60,000 tons. This part reviews the numbers and sizes of ships on each route, tanker terminals, and flags of registration. The problems of defending such ships are also briefly discussed. (Modified author abstract)
- See also AD-731 015.
SACLANT ASW Research CentreLa Spezia, Italy
- Burton, P
- Publication Date: 1974-7-15
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Container traffic; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Intermodal transportation; International trade; Traffic forecasting; Water transportation
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00080242
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: SACLANTCEN-SM-50 Memo. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM