By Philip Rogers, John Strange & Brian Studd
The amount of coal traded globally is expected to increase substantially in the years ahead. Coal - Carriage by Sea is a comprehensive reference source and an invaluable aid to planning for companies aiming to maximise opportunities. Numerous developments, such as the rising important of Asian countries in the coal trades, the continuing expansion of the Japanese market and the termination of the German energy tax have taken place since the first edition of Coal - Carriage by Sea was published over five years ago.
All sections of Coal - Carriage by Sea have been updated for the second edition of the book. The latest statistical information on coal consumption, production and trade is provided, including, comparative statistics by geographical area on consumption, production and net imports. There is also an analysis of the implications of consumption/production patterns on the global trade. Power station construction programmes, government energy import policies and the energy mix in various countries are analysed. The carriage of coal by sea, including the specifications and problems of vessels used to carry coal, terminal operations and charterparties are also covered.
Sampling and inspection, international standards, weighing and sampling principles and the role of the inspector/surveyor are also covered in detail. Finally, some of the most frequent arising claims and preventative measures have also been incorporate in the new edition of the book.
Written by experts in the field, the second edition of Coal - Carriage by Sea is essential reading for every company involved in the coal trades, including shipowners, operators, charters, managers, shipbuilders and coal exporters and importers.
Part 1 - Overview : Coal Consumption, Production and Trade
- 1. Coal consumption, production and trade
- 2. Major coal producers
- 3. Major consumers - patters of demand
- 4. Major exporters
- 5. The Importers
Part 2 - Carriage of Coal
- 6. The ships employed to carry coal
- 7. Problems concerned with the carriage of coal
- 8. The loading, carrying and discharging of coal
- 9. Chartering
Part 3 - Orgins, Properties, Utilisation and Evaluation of Coal
Section 1: Origins, oroperties and utilization of coal
- 10. Origins
- 11. The petrographic classification of coal
- 12. The industrial utilisation of coal
Section 2: The Evaluation of Coal
- 13. Theoretical and practical considerations
- 14. Principles of sampling of coal
- 15. Manual sampling
- 16. Mechanical sampling
- 17. Analysis
Part 4 - Transportation and Storage
- 18. Problems and dangers
- 19. The role of the caro superintendent in coal transportation