The rapid growth of international seaborne dry bulk trade during the last decade, and the concurrent expansion of the world bulk fleet, in terms of both the number of vessels and their individual size, have generated a considerable expansion and improvement of port and terminal facilities worldwide. Much of this large-scale development has been geared to the provision of loading and discharging facilities capable of handling large bulk carriers safely and economically. The greater majority of both the existing and planned/building large carrier ports and terminals handle one or other of the major bulk commodities, and to simplify this survey of large carrier facilities worldwide, separate sections are devoted to these five major bulk cargoes - iron ore, coal, grain, bauxite and alumina and phosphate rock. As well as discussing and listing the available loading and discharging facilities in comprehensive appendices, each commodity section also extends to a review of seaborne trade, reference being made to the types and sizes of ship presently employed in the trades.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Research Division, 24 Brook Street
    London W1Y 2LL,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 46 Econ Study
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2003 12:00AM