Review of Maritime Transport 2014

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As in previous issues since 1968, the 2014 Review of Maritime Transport contains a wealth of analysis and unique data. The Review is the renowned United Nations source of statistics and analysis on seaborne trade, the world fleet, freight costs, port traffic and the latest trends in the legal and regulatory environment for international maritime transport. This year’s Review includes a special chapter on maritime transport challenges for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), covering issues such as the impact of climate change, port investment, shipping connectivity and transport costs.

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Legal issues and regulatory developments

This chapter provides information on some important legal issues and recent regulatory developments in the fields of transport and trade facilitation, together with information on the status of some of the main maritime conventions. Important matters include the entry into force, in 2015, of the Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, as well as a range of regulatory developments relating to environmental and related issues and to maritime and supply-chain security.

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