World Coal Ports
AUTHOR: Alex Mannini
DATE: April 1989
This report details berthing and operation facilities for over 400 existing and projected coal handling ports. Major coal exporting countries are listed individually whilst coal importing countries are listed in geographical groups. An account is given for most countries, with a brief history of coal trade and important issues with regards to coal port infrastructure. Maps are included for locating ports with a capacity for vessels of 30,000 dwt and over (for Japan, only ports with 100,000 dwt and over are mapped).
An overview of seaborned coal trade identifies the main features of coal port capacity in exporting and importing countries. Tables and figures give a breakdown of country capacity and trade. The report is indexed by port.