The impact of container shipping on trade and international transport is tremendous. The purpose of the Handbook of Container Shipping Management is to provide the reader with a scope of information to understand the basics of the container shipping market. There is a strong emphasis on supply and demand dimensions. In this context, readers will find a wide range of topics.
- Container trade: trade flows, globalisation, trends and developments, charter markets, container port developments, forecasts
- Market structures: logistics strategy, container shipping interfaces, the hub and spoke concept, ports in the Hamburg-Antwerp range
- Market environment: maritime and international law, cooperation forms, conferences, non-operating owners, chartering
- Capacity issues: current and future fleet growth, ship size development, deployment, top carriers, shipbuilding, ship financing