Economic Impact of the Container Traffic at the Port of by Daniel Coronado, Manuel Acosta, María del Mar Cerbán, María

By Daniel Coronado, Manuel Acosta, María del Mar Cerbán, María del Pilar López

This publication experiences the industrial impression of box site visitors at essentially the most very important ports within the Mediterranean: the Port of Algeciras Bay (PAB). The authors examine the worldwide framework of the containerisation enterprise and the features that at the moment situation this approach. Following is a proof of the actual features of the PAB, and an outline of the location as regards the actual and logistics infrastructure in valuable Mediterranean ports.

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Subsequently, in 1986, the Danish container transport company Maersk established another Terminal and invested in the construction of the containers platform known as “Terminal 2000” on the La Galera wharf (later named the Juan Carlos I wharf), which was inaugurated in March 1995. In the year 1999 these two companies were brought together by the merger between Maersk and Sea-Land (effectively the absorption of the former by the latter), which, from the point of the management of containers, resulted in the formation of a monopoly.

3 shows that the number of carriers (and also the number of lines), is lower in the Port of Algeciras Bay than in the other ports, which may suggest that there is less intense competition there than in the other ports; the other ports with relatively few carriers (less than 40) are: Marsaxlokk, Gioia Tauro, La Spezia and Marseilles. At the other extreme is the Port of Barcelona with 83 carriers, while Valencia and Genoa are also used by relatively many carriers. Another datum is that the Italian port Gioia Tauro and the Maltese port Marsaxlokk present a mix of types of service that are considerably different from the rest, with a higher proportion of feeder lines: the main lines represent approximately 65% and the feeders 35% of the total.

C) Number of lines of the 10 principal world carriers in the Mediterranean ports In this part we consider the involvement of the world’s leading maritime container shipping companies or carriers in the ports studied, through the number of lines that they operate. The top 10 world carriers are the following companies4 : 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 4 Maersk Sealand (Denmark) Mediterranean Shipping Co SA (Switzerland) P & O Nedlloyd Container Line Ltd (United Kingdom/Holland) CMA CGM SA (France) Evergreen Marine Corp Ltd (Taiwan) APL Ltd (Singapore) See Chap.

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