Maritime is the movement of international trade generated by freight companies. Whether moving by container ship, heavy lift vessel or tanker, maritime accounts for some 90 percent of all global trade by volume. Container shipping handles the vast majority of consumer goods — from retail products and food to autos and auto parts. Heavy lift vessels handle big equipment for projects such as refineries, infrastructure and wind energy.
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Call it the “mega” age. The 13,000-TEU-plus vessels that have spawned the formation and expansion of alliances such as the P3, G6 and, most recently, Evergreen’s joining the CKYH are the latest examples of a container shipping industry taking dramatic measures to control its fate.