In 1988, total dry and liquid bulk shipments exported by Canada,consisting mostly of coal, grain, iron ore, and petroleum products, reached 187 million tons. The commodities were shipped through the country's 15 bulk handling ports, which comprise a centrally managed, nationwide network supported by an extensive road and rail transport system. These technically advanced ports have successfully handled consistently large quantities of bulk and are designed to accommodate larger-sized bulk, carriers and greater bulk volumes in the future. Canada's continued progress in world bulk commodity markets will depend on its ability to build on past successes. To do so, the country's 15 ports will need a continuing ports development program that will involve facilities improvements, cost reduction measures, and service-oriented marketing efforts.

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  • Authors:
    • Ansary, H J
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  • Pagination: 13p.

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  • Accession Number: 00661650
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM