Fierce Criticism of ITF to Porta-container Shipping Alliances

Unfortunately our pessimistic predictions of the past years more and more come to reality and so as, according to the study by ITF to which we will refer below, "the three major alliances, which currently control more than 90 percent of the container market"; the worse, "the buying power of the alliance carriers can create destructive competition between terminal operators" for which reason " it is essential that these public expenditures be based on sound economic assessments and that risk-minimisation strategies are in place" and that " Governments should define clearly which ports are expected to service mega-ships and which ports have different roles". Otherwise we are doomed to failure.