Can the world's ports and terminals take the strain as container throughput rises?

Neil Davidson, Drewry’s senior analyst for ports and terminals, told The Loadstar:  “The rising regional utilisation levels will put more pressure on existing facilities, especially those already intensively utilised of course. The increased volume peaks created by bigger ships and bigger alliances have had the effect of reducing effective capacity, so any worsening of the peaks due to the market growth will result in a need to build more capacity than would otherwise have been needed.”

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