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Conference on trade and development (UNCTAD) – Review of Maritime Transport 2015

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Conference on trade and development (UNCTAD) – Review of Maritime Transport 2015

According to the Review, published by UNCTAD (that can be found in the following link: http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1374), the Greek fleet still holds the first position worldwide with a share of 16.9%. Specifically, as it results from the research of UNCTAD that has been presented throughout the previous week, Greeks manage 4.017 vessels of 279,4 million tonnes capacity. Indeed, it is important to stress that in comparison with the previous year, the Greek ship-owners have uplifted their shares; while during the end of 2013 that particular share was shaped by 15.5%. Meanwhile, Japan follows with a share of 13.30%, China with 9.08%, Germany with 7.04% and Singapore with 4.84%. It is actually highlighted that the Greek ship-owners mainly operate from other hubs, including that of the United Kingdom.

In addition, the world fleet inflated by 3.5% in 2014 and yet comprises of 89.464 vessels with a total tonnage of 1.75 billion dwt. Particular attention is attributed to the growing trade activity in various ports amongst developing nations on a scale of 7.2% in 2013, as compared to that of 2012.

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