The purpose of this project was to study the relationships between the dry bulk shipping industry and the U.S. mineral industries. To this end a study was begun on past developments in and relationships between the shipping and mineral industries. Minerals which are not imported or exported in bulk are beyond the scope of this study. It was found that the coal industry and those industries processing ores of aluminum, chromium, manganese, iron, and phosphorous are more dependent than others on shortrun and longrun developments in the shipping market. Forecasts were prepared for both the bulk shipping industry and potential problem areas were pinpointed, and possible policy actions by the Bureau of Mines were outlined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Frankel (E. G.), Inc., Boston, Mass.
  • Corporate Authors:


    CAMBRIDGE, MA  United States 

    Frankel (EG) Incorporated

    99 First Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02141

    Bureau of Mines

    C Street Between 18th and 19th Streets, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20241
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186616
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRA-305, BUMINES-OFR-98-78
  • Contract Numbers: J0166111
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM