Shipping and Ports

Shipping and Ports

Container shipments are one of the main components of global trade, transporting large goods in a manner that would otherwise be infeasible, increasing trade remarkably, between nations. It is ocean freight that determines the functioning of the global economy, hence its growth is far more significant than growth in any other sector of transportation.Freight shipping is a cyclical sector, to a significant degree, along with being a sector with severe competition levels. It is of note that many firms in this sector are able to cover their costs, while recording minimal profits (over the long term). The sector is also quite fragmented, even with the recent acquisitions and mergers on the part of certain large firms. Container shipping, however, is more concentrated, along with container terminal services. There have been recent moves to expand port capabilities and the volume of loads they can handle, along with developing the necessary connections between land ports.

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