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Review of Maritime Transport 1978

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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 ship scrapping, 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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Introduction

The Review of maritime transport is an annual publication prepared by the secretariat of UNCTAD in accordance with item V of the programme of work of the Committee on Shipping. The purpose of the Review is to outline and analyse the main developments in world maritime transport in the past year and to assess expected future developments. To the extent possible, historical data are included to reject long-term trends. Emphasis is placed on the evolution in developing countries in comparison with that in other groups of countries.

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