Ever since antiquity, ports have been the engines of growth, peace and prosperity. This is as true today as it was back then. Over 85% of global trade occurs via ports and seagoing vessels. In 2013, this included the trade and transport of 9.5 billion tonnes of goods and it is little wonder that maritime transport is the object of special attention all over the globe. In this regard, trans-Pacific and Europe-Asia navigation are of particular interest.
Maritime transport is growing
The strong growth of global trade and the volume of maritime transport over the last decade has been striking. For the first time since …
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