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Publication of the Review of Maritime Transport 2019

Geneva, Switzerland, (22 October 2019) -

The 2019 edition of the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport examines how world maritime trade fared in 2018 in the face of difficult to navigate trends, such as: heightened global uncertainty, escalating tariff tensions between the US and China, the climate change challenge for sustainable shipping, and structural changes within the industry.

It covers the five mainstream areas of maritime transport: maritime freight, world fleet, rates and markets, ports, and regulatory and legal framework.

There is a special focus on trade and transport in developing countries. Additionally, the review highlights the expanding debate on concerns such as technological developments, including automation and maritime connectivity, as well as monitoring of competition issues, and the environment.


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