Review of Maritime Transport

Topics: International trade, World Trade Organization, Free trade Pages: 345 (86588 words) Published: May 28, 2013
U N I T E D N AT I O N S C O N F E R E N C E O N T R A D E A N D D E V E L O P M E N T

OF MARITIME TRANSPORT TRANSPORT

2012

U N I T E D N AT I O N S C O N F E R E N C E O N T R A D E A N D D E V E L O P M E N T

OF MARITIME TRANSPORT

2012

New York and Geneva, 2012

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REVIEW OF MARITIME TRANSPORT 2012

NOTE
The Review of Maritime Transport is a recurrent publication prepared by the UNCTAD secretariat since 1968 with the aim of fostering the transparency of maritime markets and analysing relevant developments. Any factual or editorial corrections that may prove * ** reference to a United Nations document. * ** The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. * **

following address: Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland.

UNCTAD/RMT/2012 UNITED NATIONS PUBLICATION

Sales no. E.12.II.D.17

ISBN 978-92-1-112860-4 e-ISBN 978-92-1-055950-8

ISSN 0566-7682

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Review of Maritime Transport 2012 was prepared by the Trade Logistics Branch of the Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD, under the coordination of Jan Hoffmann with administrative support by Florence Hudry, the supervision of José María Jan Hoffmann, Azhar Jaimurzina, Anila Premti, Vincent Valentine and Frida Youssef.

This publication was externally reviewed by the following persons:

In addition, the publication was internally reviewed in full by Vladislav Chouvalov.

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REVIEW OF MARITIME TRANSPORT 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Note ..................................................................................................................................................................................ii Acknowledgements ...........................................................................................................................................................iii Abbreviations .................................................................................................................................................................. viii Explanatory notes..............................................................................................................................................................xi Vessel groupings used in the Review of Maritime Transport ................................................................................................xii Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................ xiii Executive summary ......................................................................................................................................................... xiv

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DEVELOPMENTS IN INTERNTIONAL SEABORNE TRADE ............................................1 A. B. C. World economic situation and prospects ..................................................................................................... 2 World seaborne trade.................................................................................................................................. 5 Selected emerging trends affecting international shipping ........................................................................... 22

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STRUCTURE, OWNERSHIP AND REGISTRATION OF THE WORLD FLEET ....................33 ........................................................................................................................ 34 ................................................................................................. 40 C. D. Registration of ships...
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