COAL CARGOES THROUGH THE 1970'S
Among dry bulk commodities in international seaborne trade, coal ranks second behind iron ore, and any long-range look at bulk shipping demand would be incomplete without a detailed appraisal of the future pattern of the coal trade, which is what the present study provides. It is not always appreciated that although the tonnage of coal in seaborne trade is only a third of total iron ore movements, world production of hard coal--that is, bituminous coal and anthracite--is around 2.2 billion tons, or more than three times that of iron ore. Inter-area seaborne trade in the two major dry bulk commodities is, of course, related in that much of the coal imported by Japan and Western Europe is coking coal for use in steel-making. Some steam coal is included in the seaborne total but in forecasting future trade, long-term trends in steel production and consumption are far more important thatn the problems associated with competing energy supplies.
Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) LimitedPalladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
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- Publication Date: 1973-2
- Pagination: 57 p.
- TRT Terms: Coal; Coal industry; Economic forecasting; Freight traffic; International trade; Shipping; Statistics; Trade; Trade routes
- Old TRIS Terms: Shipping forecasts; Trade analysis; Trade statistics
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Economics; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00043735
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
- Report/Paper Numbers: 11
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1976 12:00AM