MERCHANT FLEET FORECAST OF VESSELS IN U.S.--FOREIGN TRADE (ANALYSIS, FORECAST)

This study, conducted under the direction of MarAd, presents a forecast of fleets serving the U.S. foreign trade. Using trade and vessel data bases and computer programs, a fleet forecast has been prepared, in increments of 5 years from 1980 to 2000, containing the number, size, and design characteristics of 9 vessel types (general cargo ships, partial containerships, full containerships, barge carriers, neobulk carriers, dry bulk carriers, combination carriers, LNG carriers, and tankers) serving U.S. foreign commerce on the 4 coasts of the United States (Atlantic, Gulf, Pacific, and Great Lakes). These forecasting procedures were used along with a cargo forecast supplied by MarAd of 3-digit commodity imports and exports (Schedule A and B Commodity Subgroups) by trade route over the forecast time period. The foreign trade considered includes military and non-military cargo shipped under the Foreign Assistance Act and government financed cargo (P.L. 480) but not military cargoes for the U.S. Armed Forces or commerce moving within the Great Lakes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple, Barker and Sloane, Incorporated

    33 Hayden Avenue
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 293 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00187065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Contract Numbers: MARAD 6-38091
  • Files: TSR, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM