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Transhipment and Feedering: Trades and Operators, Ships and Hubs

For the times they are a-changin'. Over the last ten years, indispensable feedering has kept true to the adage that the capability of a port decides the size of the feeder ship. So, as the mainline ships get bigger, will there be fewer feeder ports of call? Not really, but where call sizes increase, service frequencies come down. Hence, an ever-larger number of feeders are swarming the mainliner, increasing in capacity if and when the destination ports allow…

Dirk Visser, Senior Shipping Consultant, Managing Editor Publications & DynaLiners, Dynamar

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