Review of Maritime Transport 2008

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This annual review identifies the main developments 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. It also presents extracts of the United Nations Code of Conduct as it relates to the areas discussed.

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Port and multimodal transport developments

This chapter covers container port throughput for developing economies, improvements in port performance, institutional change, port development and inland transportation. World container port throughput grew by an estimated 11.7 per cent to reach 485 million TEUs in 2007. Chinese ports accounted for approximately 28.4 per cent of the total world container port throughput. Rail freight traffic for the same period grew by 28 per cent in Saudi Arabia, 12.6 per cent in Viet Nam, 9.4 per cent in India, 7.6 per cent in China, 7.2 per cent in the Russian Federation, and by a mere 1 per in both Europe and in the United States.

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