Covers the growth of trade and shipping requirements, structure of trade, and reviews in detail the imports of the three major consuming areas - EEC Europe, Japan and US - over the period 1972/74. Examines the details of organisation of supply more closely and shows to what extent they have enabled iron ore shippers to develop and employ specialised carriers. Naturally the size of vessel employed on various routes will be dictated by port restrictions, although developments have largely had to keep pace with the use of larger vessels. Provides a systematic survey of the facilities offered to shippers at the major loading and discharging ports, based on the data contained in the Appendix. The concluding section discusses the development of trade up to the 1980's, considering the future iron ore consumption of the major importing areas - basing predictions on estimated steel production - and how the structure of trade will develop, influencing shipping requirements and the nature of the fleet employed in this trade. The impact of technological and political change is also taken into consideration.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 39 Econ Study
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM