FOREST PRODUCTS EXPORTS -- BARGES VIABLE, BUT WHEN?

Exports of forest products from Finland represent over half the country's total exports in any one year, yet mostly the cargoes are handled and carried conventionally. While this satisfies the service side of shipping, it leaves in doubt the economics, and as sea transport accounts for approximately 30 percent of the finished price, moves have been under way for some time to clarify the possible savings if a conversion of exports from lo-lo to ro-ro in barges is made. The debate in Finland over the viability of concentrating forest products exports through fewer ports and transporting them on the sea leg by 6200dwt barges has intensified over the past 18 months to the stage where the go-ahead for the project has several times been on the point of being made. But for the present, it seems that economical and political factors will continue to delay its implementation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Accession Number: 00190401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM