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Capesize Bulkers Connect 121 Ports in 31 Countries

By Ned Li 2019-04-11 19:36:49

Iron ore prices in the quarter up surged and became volatile, but they have not yet affected the sea transport and capacity utilization of Capesize bulkers. According to AIS records, these ships’ activeness has remained in the past three months. There were 523 Capesize bulker traveling globally, connected 121 ports in 31 counties. About 84 percent of ships are between 200,000 to 300,000dwt. The network graph uses countries as nodes to show the trade...

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Global Trade Routes of Ultra Large Container Vessels

By Ned Li 2019-01-05 17:43:43

As a product of the global economy and an effective tool to handle fierce market competition, more and more Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) are utilized in nowadays in long-haul shipping.  According to ships’ AIS navigation records, in the fourth quarter of 2018, 118 fully cellular container ships which each carrying capacity of more than 14,500 TEUs were active in the high seas. These ULCVs made 1,818 calls connected 63 ports in 32 countries. 69 percent port pairs were the...

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