Imbalances in types of ships built
Nature: Some liner operators in industrial countries have shifted to containerization of their major liner trades, so that the building of conventional liner tonnage has dropped. This reduces the flexibility of shipping services in the liner trades, and can cause an excess of container capacity and a deficiency of conventional liner tonnage for essential commodities that cannot be transported in containers.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET