In spite of all the interest shown in high-capacity continuous ship unloader designs, the future of such equipment still hangs in the balance. Probably the major factor influencing investment in such equipment has been the world slump in steel demand. Originally, designers considered expansion and replacement requirements in major iron ore terminals would represent a large potential market. However, as indicated in the AISI graph supplied by Dravo, USA, a 5 percent growth in trade between 1965 and 1973 has been replaced by a current no growth, "soft" market. A 3 percent growth prediction during the next five years offers a little more encouragement but manufacturers in the meantime have researched other trade and transport opportunities and regard the expansion of energy coal requirements as a market with strong potential.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Peckham, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00179416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Cargo Systems International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM