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...
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PTI EDITION 79The supply chain is altering to fit a smarter future; technologies once perceived as threats are quickly becoming opportunities. This edition explores beyond the port to inform its readership about the incoming changes that will evolve ports into 'smart' nodes.