Annual Review & Outlook 2014: South Carolina Ports Authority

Mega-alliances of the major shipping lines will be the predominant trend affecting U.S. ports in 2014 and for the remainder of this decade. It seems certain that three major operational alliances will account for more than 90 percent of the global container ship capacity. The P3, if approved, will deploy 250 ships with 260,000 TEUs of standing capacity in the east-west trades, an average vessel size of more than 10,000 TEUs.

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