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Port Readiness for Megaships

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Author(s): Dr. Byung Kwon Lee, Senior Research Fellow at Centre of Excellence of Modelling & Simulation for Next Generation Ports, National University of Singapore

Global shipping liners such as APM-Maersk and MSC are currently operating 30 and 20 megaships of more than 18,000 TEUs in capacity, respectively, as of July 2018.

When such vessels are in abundance, it results in a limited number of ports visited, slow-streaming, port accessibility and peak impacts on operating practices. 


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