Forecasts major shifts and stresses to be experienced in United States ocean shipping patterns and related transportation services during 1975-1985. A sizable adverse balance of trade in ocean shipping is expected by 1980 because the sharply increased costs of imported mineral fuels will change the United States' position in total waterborne cargo from an estimated favorable balance of trade of $3.7 billion in 1975 to a projected deficit of $14 billion in 1985 unless the U.S. Government takes drastic actions. Import/Export container traffic is forecast with dramatic changes in port tonnage with the S. Atlantic increasing and a decline shown in the Middle Atlantic and East North Central Regions. Predicts increase in intermodal movements with barge traffic and rail-minibridge experiencing steep increase in ton-miles for the domestic movement of import/export cargo thus creating increased demand for total transport facilities in the expanding regions. Neo-bulk traffic is expected to increase by about 80% with certain bulk cargos moving in shipload lots (tramp) instead of present liner carriage. A change in 7 MLT export/import tonnage is expected to shift from liner to non-liner in this area.

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    Frost and Sullivan, Incorporated

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  • Pagination: 665 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Reporter and Engineering News
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 201
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM