It’s imperative a drastic reduction in the current capacity of the shipping industry, including the suspension of the construction of new mega containerships.
This analysis of Drewry comes to confirm the recently expressed by Container Management in the sense that “although the routes of Europe and Asia have seen double the average size of the ships since 2007 to 13,000-14,000 TEUs, the port productivity only has grown 50% during this time, with ships that remain on average 18 days at the port instead of 12”.
If the President of the largest shipping company in the world believes that the 18,000-19,000 TEUs containerships will remain for a long time as the largest and most efficient in the world, only compatible in the routes in Europe and Asia that are high-volume, it indicates that by type of market growth that we are seeing, the average size of ships that will arrive in Latin America in many years will be the permitted by the expansion of the Panama Canal (up to 14,000 TEUs). This taking into account that the behavior of the current millennium shows that in Latin America the maximum size of ships circulating is equivalent to half the size of the largest container ships in the world.
With the restoration of navigation on the Magdalena River, Colombia intends to leave behind its traditional backwardness in transportation infrastructure