Gigantism in Container Shipping, Ports and Global Logistics: a Time-Lapse into the Future

This editorial for the twentieth anniversary of Maritime Economics & Logistics, starts with a basic consideration of the development of containerization and its impact on everyday life, before proceeding to a survey of the global condition of container shipping and its recent and current trends. The author looks at trade and globalization; shipping alliances; carrier strategies and logistics; markets; pricing and investment; competition and collusion; unregulated business and bad decisions; and the expansion of container ship size and the subsequent effects on ports. Having presented a picture of the current state of the industry, the author leaves open questions about future developments in container shipping.


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  • Accession Number: 01700320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 2019 3:03PM