Infographic: West-Med Ports Containerisation


An infographic released by Theo Notteboom of Port Economics shows the level of dependency on containerised cargo at West-Mediterranean ports and the degree of containerisation from 1980-2014.

To read a Technical Paper by Theo Notteboom on the challenges of containerised reefer trade, click here

Containerisation has expanded exponentially in the last 30 years, with container throughput starting at around 30 million TEU and reaching 600 million in 2014.

In the infographic, Theo displays the growth in both dimensions, showing around a 60% increase in the level of dependency for containerised cargo for Valencia as of 2014.

(Source: Theo Notteboom)

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