The report says that in the tanker sector, large vessel newbuildings look unpromising until well into the 1980s when scrapping will create new demand, but demand for smaller sizes will depend on the extent to which trade in oil products supplants crude oil movements, and on the growth of LPG trade. Norway's LPG newbuilding of 0.7 m dwt accounts for around a quarter of the current world newbuilding total. "Buoyant" demand for dry bulk carriers is predicted in the report with best opportunities for handy-sized geared bulkers and very large carriers, although current large newbuilding in this sector for Norwegian owners means additional orders may not be very strong in the near future. The strong entrepreneurial tradition which has built and maintained Norway's position as a major maritime power, is under pressure from the increasing political complexity of the shipping world. The report points to increasing Government involvement in the home industry, moves towards cargo preference abroad, and the pros and cons of EEC membership for Norway as the difficult areas. (No further information in article).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Price is 55 pounds.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Terminal Operators Limited

    Rodwell House, Middlesex Street
    London E1 7HJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 3
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Seatrade Publications Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM