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Container Shipping : Impact of Mega Containerships on Ports in Europe and the Med

Container Shipping : Impact of Mega Containerships on Ports in Europe and the Med

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Container Shipping : Impact of Mega Containerships on Ports in Europe and the Med
Container Shipping : Impact of Mega Containerships on Ports in Europe and the Med

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Container shipping:impact ofmega-containershipson portsin Europe and the Med
 
Sept 16th 2008, MAREFORUM –GhislainLORTHIOIS –Page 2
A brief port History
The two past centuries,
the 19th and the first half 20th century.
Ports: instruments of state or colonial powers.Ports access meant to control market or area.Competition between ports was negligible.Port-related costs were relatively insignificant in comparison to thehigh cost of ocean transport and inland transport.Thus, improve port efficiency was less relevant.
Today.
Globalisation, as a phenomenon, is defined as a substantial (exponential)“expansion of cross-border networks and flows.”Symbols of globalisation have been the ever-increasing size and speed of shipsand the shrinking cost of commercial transport.Ocean transports have achieved tremendous productivity gains
increasing portscompetition.Port productivity had to and has to be improved.
 
Sept 16th 2008, MAREFORUM –GhislainLORTHIOIS –Page 3
World container cargo prospects
Traffic growth.
In 2006 goods loaded at ports worldwide 7.4 billiontons, UNCTAD (2007).The estimation of global container trade in 2007was 141.5 million TEU, Drewry ShippingConsultants (2008).The 2008 figure is expected to reach 154.4 millionTEU.A forecast ending in 2020, container trade couldexceed 371 million TEU in 2020.

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