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Transhipment and Feedering 2018

Dynamar, renowned for its expertise in this particular activity lubricating modern container liner shipping, has just completed its long awaited third report on:

Transhipment & Feedering (2018)

Trades and Operators - Ships and Hubs

The Times They Are A Changin' - and so has indispensable feedering over the last ten years. The adagio that the capability of a port decides upon the size of the feeder ship is still true. As many feeder ports have become more capable over time, they allowed the feeder ship to grow larger too.

Not half as big as many think: 1,300 TEU at present against 700 TEU for the common (third party) feeder ships 10 years ago - 2,000 TEU against 1,200 TEU for those of the dedicated (mainline) operator. There are always exceptions: MSC (who else) used a 10,000 TEU ship as an Eastern Baltic feeder.

There is no secret that mainline ships have grown extensively, also. The famous "Emma Maersk", world's first ULCS was (still) the largest 10 years ago with her 15,600 TEU. Presently, 622 Ultra Large Container Ships of over 10,000 TEU up to 23,500 TEU are operating or on order.

The bigger the ship the fewer ports of call? Not really, but where call sizes increase, service frequencies come down. Hence an ever larger number of feeders is swarming the huge mainliner, increasing their capacities if and when the destination ports allow. Do we really need more feeder ships?

Did you know that:

- 124 carriers are acting as a feeder operator deploying an annual trade capacity of 16 million TEU

- X-Press Feeders is the third largest and the single pure feeder operator

- The Far East trade handles 371 feeder rotations per week; it is 284 for Europe/Med

- Twenty dominant transhipment ports worldwide provide 24 million feeder TEU

Transhipment & Feedering (2018) provides a true wealth of what the title of the report promises:

- Check the highly interesting chapter Principles of Feedering

- Including and followed by Transhipment, Ships and Hubs

- Profiles on twelve dedicated and fourteen common feeder operators

- Feeder trades extensively discussed are Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, North Europe, Mediterranean, Indian Sub Continent, Middle East, Latin America, Sub Saharan Africa

- The many services of all identified 124 worldwide feeder operators are given by individual trade, ships deployed, average and total shipboard capacity, weekly rotations, annual trade capacity

- Feedering is a fast moving sector. Most data and pertaining analysis for this report have been collected and made in the final quarter of 2017 and early 2018. By then, many ports were still counting their 2017 throughputs.


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