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Mapping the globe. The patterns of mega-ships

Abstract : This paper seeks to address the distribution of the largest containerships across the globe and thereby build a picture of the global network. Many issues have been raised since the advent of so-called ‘mega-ships’, ranging from port capacity issues, competitiveness, shipping alliances, and technological change, but the precise geography of their circulation had remained somewhat overlooked to date. Herein we aim to provide a concrete description and explanation of the observed pattern in the recent period, notwithstanding a brief explanation of the data and methodology used for such a purpose.
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César Ducruet, Justin Berli. Mapping the globe. The patterns of mega-ships. Port Technology International, Maritime Information Services, 2018, 77, pp.94-96. ⟨halshs-02996088⟩



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