PLENTY OF PORT TRAFFIC BUT LITTLE SHIPBOARD ACTION FOR THIRD WORLD

Container traffic at ports in the developing world has mushroomed since 1973. In 1979 they handled over 3.6 million TEU, compared with 267,000 TEU six years earlier. Their share of world container traffic has risen from 1.8% to over 12% during the period. By contrast the shipboard slot capacity of container carrying vessels owned by countries in the developing world has grown from just 8,689 TEU at the end of 1973 to 77,825 TEU by mid 1980, or from 2.3% up to 6.6% of the world fleet. This article spotlights the relative positions of their ports and shipowners as of July 1, 1980, so as to provide up-to-date statistical data on container transport in the developing world. The study includes a guide to trade route deployment of developing countries' slots, and an examination of the fleet by type, size, age and speed of vessel.

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    National Magazine House

    72 Broadwick Street
    London SW1V 2BP,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gibney, J C
    • Gibney, R F
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

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  • Accession Number: 00330064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM