The main aim of this paper is to discuss certain trends and possible developments in the shipping of selected major types of tropical produce, and especially in the vessel-load movement of sawn hardwood, plywood and rubber. In passing, the paper touches briefly on certain related topics, especially on trends affecting relevant deep-sea general-cargo traffics and cargo-liner service movements; the implications of these shipping trends under discussion in relation to the concentration or de-concentration of deep-sea vessel ports of call; and certain aspects of port charging practice where changes may be necessary if maximum advantage is to be drawn from the development and potential developments in deep-sea shipping under discussion. Also considered are certain economic/commercial preconditions which may be thought necessary for potential benefits fully to be realised. To avoid undue generality, and so to concentrate the discussion, examples will be taken from inside the ECAP area; and, indeed, specifically from a small number of relevant trades. However (and this is the justification of the wide-ranging title of the paper) many of the concepts and some of the considerations affecting the commodity flows described may have relevance in other trades of the member countries of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), or in other parts of the world.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Pollock, E E
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Accession Number: 00144378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Taylor & Francis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM