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Cruise shipping currently faces market conditions unprecedented in this hitherto highly expansionary sector – demand was hit hard by the events of September 11th and continues to exhibit very visible signs of damage, whilst the scale of recent years’ new vessel ordering by the major lines guarantees large-scale fleet growth over the near-term. The structure… » read more

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North European containerport demand has expanded rapidly over the past decade, despite some slowdown in the pace in 2001. Growth has been driven primarily by trade expansion, further conversion to containerisation and – most importantly by the continuing push for globalisation. The strongest growth has been in the deep-sea sector and this has placed increasing… » read more

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The recent volatility of shipping freight markets across almost all vessel categories has focussed market attention on levels of costs, revenues and profitability. This Report Examines typical operating and capital costs for a variety of vessel sizes/types- at the Current time and over recent years. The past 2-3 years have seen extensive development in certain… » read more

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Marketing of Container Terminals: The container port business has expanded by over 10.1 per cent per annum since 1990. Fuelled by the globalisation of the world economy this process will continue. Even cautious forecasts indicate that port demand will at least double to 2015 with between 550-630m TEUs handled in the world’s ports at that… » read more

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The pace of growth in the European and Mediterranean containerport markets has been truly dynamic in recent years. This has been driven by the globalisation of the world economy, the introduction of much larger vessels into the deep-sea trades – with associated rapid feeder demand growth – and also strong expansion in intra-regional trades. The… » read more

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The world cement trade and shipping sector is a complex combination of a wide variety of regular movements and sporadic short-term opportunistic shipments. A high volume of trade represents movements between companies under the umbrella of the same multinational cement group, whilst independent cement traders are still a major factor determining price levels and patterns… » read more

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The pace of growth in the East Asian containerport markets has been dramatic in recent years. Is this growth sustainable? Exports from China to the US and Europe are underpinning the growth of China’s manufacturing industry and drawing in imports of raw materials and intermediate products from other parts of the world, in turn providing… » read more

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Continuously self-unloading vessels can offer significantly lower transport costs than conventional geared and gearless bulk carriers. These depend on achieving the right combination of shipping and port economies, in order to offset higher capital costs. Recent developments have focused on the use of “hybrid” vessels to achieve some of the benefits of self-unloaders for a… » read more

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Shiprepair activity improved over 2000/2001, benefiting both emerging and established facilities worldwide. However, competition remains strong, with low cost centres influencing developments in all regions. Pressures to improve profitability remain – particularly among established yards – prompting mergers, re-organisation and significant investments. Over the near term, a weakening world economy and depressed freight rates are… » read more

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