PROBLEMS OF TRANSPORT FOR ISLAND COMMUNITIES

This paper deals with the maritime access problems of small islands that lie off the "beaten track," have no deepwater port, require only small tonnages of imports each month and have no major export commodity that might otherwise attract shipping. Among the aspects touched upon are the comparison of island and mainland seaborne transportation costs; difficulties in calculating ocean transport costs; conference tariffs; rates for the Caribbean, East Africa and the Pacific; charter rates for bulk cargoes; terminal charges; vessel operating costs; and the alternatives available to the islands for achieving access to shipping.

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  • Pagination: 37p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM