Review of Maritime Transport 2007

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The 2007 review identifies the main developments in world maritime transport and provides relevant statistical data. It focuses on developments concerning maritime activities in developing countries as compared with other groups of countries. It highlights the correlation between the development of global trade and maritime transport activities in general with particular attention given to regional developments in Asia.

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Development of international seaborne trade

This chapter provides an overview of the demand for global maritime transport services as well as a review and forecast of developments in world seaborne trade, against the background of the world economy and global trade (by sector). In 2006, strong growth in the world economy continued, fuelled by the expansion of some dynamic developing countries. Global merchandise exports and seaborne trade, which are enablers of, and are supported by, world economic growth, have also recorded solid growth.

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