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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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