Trends in the Transportation of Industrial Minerals

CIM Bulletin, 1967

Donald P. MacKinnon Chief of Development Planning, Canadian National Railways, Montreal, Que.

This paper is a commentary on selected trends within the transportation industry. In general, innovations are taking place within all modes of transport (road, rail and water) serving the industrial minerals industry which will affect future distribution patterns, methods and costs. Significant technical innovations in the transportation of solids by• pipeline will also appear, perhaps in the near future, permitting the transport of specific commodities, including some industrial minerals.