PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue is interviewed by the BBC for a piece about economies of scale in container shipping; William Kreme writes an article questioning “How much bigger can container ships get?” and uses the following graphic from the latest edition of Jean-Paul’s book “Geography of Transport Systems” depicting the different generations of container ships.
In the same article, Paul Davey from Hutchison Ports, which operates Felixstowe in the UK, focus on the the challenge for ports to invest ahead of the shipping capacity coming on-stream, and to try and be one step ahead of the game.
Read more on these and other challenges resulting by the increase of container vessels @ the BBC webpage:How much bigger can container ships get?
The third edition of the book “Geography of Transport Systems” will be published in June 2013 by Routledge. More about the book @ Routledge webpage: Geography of Transport Systems