As of late 1988, "swing" coal producers in North America--mines that have been able to respond quickly to market conditions--were enjoying an upturn in business. The higher export tonnage owes to the disruption of certain world coal supply sectors, such as ones in Australia and South Africa, to the decline of the U.S. dollar, and to increased steel production in the Far East. The export terminals used by these producers are affected by the upturn, and the impact upon these ports--Hampton Roads, New Orleans, Mobile, and others--is discussed. A chart and table detailing U.S. coal exports overseas and to Canada from January 1987 through July 1988 accompany the text.

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    • Journal article; coal exports
  • Publication Date: 1988-10

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  • Accession Number: 00656536
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM