The Report covers: The development of dry cargo shipping since World War II; The growth of the world shipping fleet over this period; The structure of the general cargo fleet, statistics being presented to show the importance of conventional multi-deck ships and their size, age, etc.; The origin and concept of multi-purpose cargo ships, highlighting the large "Liberty Replacement" market; The differences between the large number of standardised designs of multi-purpose ship presently marketed by shipbuilders; The facilities which such ships possess, or which are available as options; The existing fleet of multi-purpose vessels, showing the number of each of the main types in service, or on order; The operational costs of multi-purpose ships; The revenues of multi-purpose cargo ships; The employment of multi-purpose ships is considered together with chartering activity, in order to show the wide variety of trades in which this type of dry cargo ship is able to operate, and; The changing trading environment, and the extent to which developments in bulk and non-bulk trades will diminish, or increase, the requirement for multi-purpose ships in the competition from other ship types.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The report costs $160.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM