[ANALYSIS] Five Port Expansion Projects That Are Changing The Marine World
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In the modern area, around 90 per cent of global traded goods are carried by the international shipping industry in more than 50,000 registered merchant ships belonging to 150 nations.
World seaborne trade is set to increase by 60 per cent in the space of the next decade and a half, from approximately 10 billion tonnes in 2015 to 16 billion tonnes by 2030.
As a consequence, the world’s seaports - from the North Atlantic to Asia Pacific - are undergoing prodigious expansion and relocation to accommodate the influx of added freight traffic and tonnage, as well as berth the latest generation of super container ships.
In the following piece, we take a look at some of the facts and figure behind five of Europe’s most important port upgrades.