Review of Maritime Transport 1980

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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.




The Review of Maritime Transport is an annual publication prepared by the secretariat of UNCTAD in accordance with section 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 short-term developments. To the extent possible, historical data are included to reflect long-term trends. Emphasis is given to developments in developing countries, in particular to the development of their merchant marines, and how they compare with developments in other groups of countries. The usual chapter on port developments has not been included this year because of the initiative taken by the Committee on Shipping to undertake a pilot study on a port data bank.


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