ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Coastal Shipping Destination Unknown

Coastal Shipping: Destination Unknown? Trends in Coastal Shipping The trends in coastal shipping can be judged from Tables 1 and 2. Table 1 shows the total cargo (dry as well as wet) which coastal ships have been transporting over the period, 1951-1978. As is evident from the Table, total dry tar go carried has dropped off substantially in the last decade, with general cargo declining at the steepest rate and becoming virtually insignificant. Coal and salt remain the two basic items, accounting for the bulk of coastal traffic (So per cent), even though the cargo offered in respect of these two commodities has been continuously declining. The wet cargo carried has been maintaining a more or less satisfactory trend.

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