Merchant Marine - Railroad – this usally the slowest...

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Merchant Marine – used for passger cargo Role of MM – Transportation of: Raw Materials, Finshed good, passengers Seaborne Trade is increasing expontially; has increased 225% in last 30 years Dry Cargo – 3* in last 30 years Oil – increased in trade last 30 years by 50% Dry Bulk Shipping Dry bulk shipping is vital to world trade and industy 95% of thing go to sea Ie: fertilizaers, salt cement fish etc. Bulk Carriers 2006 US Port Cargo Statistics 8 million work I nindusty 26.8 billiopn spend in mmi 5 baisc modes of transport
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Unformatted text preview: Railroad – this usally the slowest Trucking – much faster mode and usally caries more high valve manufactured matrials Pipeline – mostly used to carry petroleum products Air – this is the fastest mode, but it is obviously the most expensive to use. Usally small lots of high value cargo Water – this mode is the cheapest, especially over long distances. Slow in comparison with air or trucking Ton mile= cost to move 1 ton 1 mile Liner vessel – ship that has regular schudele and mainly packaged Bulk vessel = carry like grain...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MT kp100 taught by Professor : during the Spring '08 term at United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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