World trade in ores and minerals is extremely large in tonnage and dollar value and keeps growing. If present growth continues the seaborne movement of minerals and ores should at least double over the next decade to reach 650-700 million tons, excluding solid fuels. This study shows how the trade has grown in individual minerals, and what type and sizes of ships might be required in the future either because of planned throughput or because planned port developments. The first section of the study deals with general aspects of the minerals trade, including the relationship between volume, value and shipping distances, while a further section examines the shipping and chartering methods available to mineral shippers and ways in which ocean shipping costs can be controlled or reduced, including direct ownership of vessels. The remainder of the study is devoted to the production and trade of individual mineral commodities, the summaries providing sufficient detail for an understanding of the shipping requirements on principal routes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • #14 in a series of reports.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 14

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM