The ultimate reason to develop ports is to stimulate exports or imports, not to satisfy shipping companies. However, most ports are very attentive to the demands of their customers – too attentive. Sure enough, not providing satisfactory services could mean that shipping companies call another port.
A very large port with a single terminal might appear top be an attractive operational option on the face of it, but this may result in inefficiency due to very long internal moves of containers between the yard and the quay. It is possible therefore to show an operational 'sweet spot' across the matrix, as illustrated in Figure 2.
The TMdrive®-10e2-DP is intended for use in crane modernisation projects where the existing DC motors will be retained. It has the advantage of common hardware for both the AC and DC motors and an easy upgrade from DC to AC at a future date if desired.
As of January 2017, the Top 25’s overall share of global capacity had reached 85%. However, company size does not necessarily come with good financial results. For the first time, as a group, the Top 25 collectively posted a net loss in 2015, this running into hundreds of millions of dollars
Despite persistent volume growth, in recent years many lines have seen poor financial performance. Underlying adverse market conditions have been the imbalance between supply and demand, causing major
fluctuations in freight rates.