Review of Maritime Transport 1998

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This annual review identifies the main development in world maritime transport and provides world-wide statistical data. It takes a look at supply/demand equilibrium in containerized shipping, shipbuilding and shipscrapping, the development of ports, privatization and freight markets among other relevant areas. The publication also presents extracts of the United Nations Code of Conduct as it relates to the areas discussed.



Trade and freight markets

This chapter describes the conditions and trends in trade and freight markets, covering the major liner and bulk cargo sectors, gives liner freight rates as a percentage of commodity prices, and estimates freight payments and freight costs as a percentage of import value in world trade.


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