International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

The Impact of Coal Conversions on the Ports of New England

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Historically, waterborne movements of coal into the New England regions were very important. This paper presents the results of a systematic study of the transportation of coal into the region to satisfy the anticipated energy demands of the electric utilities. The results of this analysis indicate that waterborne movements of coal can once again predominate. Even with the added investments necessary for the construction of new coal handling equipment at the ports of New England and the costs associated with additional coal transfers, water modes tend to be the most economical. The ports of Providence and Boston appear to have some geographical strategic importance to this coal trade.-Authors

Publication Title

Economic Geography

Publication Date

1-1-1983

Volume

59

Issue

1

First Page

35

Last Page

51

ISSN

0013-0095

DOI

10.2307/143760

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