GROWTH IN WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES REFLECTED IN WATERBORNE COMMERCE TRENDS
Through much of the 1980s, there was a virtual economic "drought" for the U.S. shipping industry owing to a variety of factors, many of which were beyond the industry's control. An unexpected growth of the nation's forest products industry, starting in about 1987, was therefore a welcome sign to economically strapped inland ports and waterways. The factors that entered into this growth are explained, including large purchases of U.S. wood chips by Pacific Rim nations. The role of U.S. inland waterways in moving forest products to both domestic and foreign markets is discussed.
- Conf. paper reprint; Paper presented at National Waterways Conference Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, September 20-22, 1989
- Ross, P S
- Publication Date: 1989
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Forest products; Inland water transportation
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Inland waterways transportation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00661851
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM