January 4, 1982 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

New England Coal Trade Discussed At SNAME New England Section

A recent meeting of the New England section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at the M.I.T.

Faculty Club, in Cambridge, Mass.

at which the speaker was Comdr.

Edward A. Chazal Jr., USCG. He presented a paper "Maritime Opportunities for the New England Utility Coal Trade." Commander Chazal, a graduate of the U.S.

Coast Guard Academy, also holds graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and M.I.T.

He is currently serving on the staff of the Chief of Operations, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, with responsibilities for the planning for all U.S. Coast Guard surface units.

Commander Chazal's presentation focused on the strategic implications or opportunities for the coastwise utility coal trade to New England. On the basis of data collected between September 1980 through April 1981, the author applied current strategic analysis techniques to service industries.

The relevance of this study is that the New England utilities are faced with a major policy decision concerning the substitution of Appalachian coal for imported residual oil. This conversion would require significant changes in the region's bulk transportation industry. Thus, coastwise shipment of coal is a proven mode for delivery.

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