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Review of Maritime Transport 2019

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This report provides a concise update of key data relating to the maritime transport sector, spanning demand and supply, performance, as well as transversal issues ranging from regulatory and legal developments affecting maritime transport and technological developments/innovation, with the theme being “Sustainable Shipping”. Around 80 per cent of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and the percentage is even higher for most developing countries. The Review provides an analysis of structural and cyclical changes affecting seaborne trade, ports and shipping, as well as an extensive collection of statistical information.

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Legal issues and regulatory developments

This chapter provides a summary of important international legal and regulatory developments which took place during the period under review and presents some policy considerations. Some relevant technological developments, along with related work by UNCTAD, are also covered in context. Developments include an ongoing regulatory scoping exercise at IMO for the review of relevant legal instruments to ensure the safe design, construction and operation of autonomous ships and a legal framework that provides the same levels of protection as for operations with traditional ships.

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