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07 Dec 07 - Launch of the Review of Maritime Transport 2007

Review of Maritime Transport 2007Fuelled by growth in Asia - in particular China - international seaborne trade volume reached a new high in 2006, reports the Review of Maritime Transport 2007. The Review includes information on legal and regulatory developments and a special chapter on Asia.


The Review of Maritime Transport is one of UNCTAD´s flagship publications. Published annually since 1968, the Review provides an analysis of structural and cyclical changes affecting trade and transport, especially in developing countries. It provides an extensive collection of statistical information on maritime transport and related services, including on:

  • Cargo tonnage loaded in world ports
  • Developments in the world merchant fleet
  • Major events affecting sea transport of bulk and containerized trades
  • Indexes and average freight rates for major cargoes and routes
  • Total freight costs by country group
  • Port developments
  • Legal and regulatory developments
  • Transport developments by geographical region

The 2007 edition of the Review incorporates initial results for 2007 and supplements existing statistical series with new data:

  • Long-term trends in world containerized trade growth
  • Evolution of the relationship between world GDP, merchandise exports, seaborne trade and OECD industrial production
  • Major players in the oil and gas markets and their respective market shares
  • Major players in terms of some major bulks (steel, iron ore, coal and grain) and their respective market shares
  • Long-term trends in world cellular containership fleet
  • Growth in supply and demand in container shipping
  • Long-term trend in terms of freight costs expressed as a percentage of the value of imports
  • Size and growth rate of the global freight forwarding market


 

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