Posted On 01 Jun 2015
Prices often below the costs of operation, is what faces the shipping transport market worldwide, to achieve or maintain market share.
Those were the words of Juan Jurado von Buchwald, President of the Maritime Chamber of Ecuador (Camae), in the series of lectures about infrastructure and transport development, in the framework of the V Symposium of Logistics and Transport, in the Auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering in Mechanical and Production, campus science ‘Gustavo Galindo Velasco’.
“Until March 2013 freight shipping of a 40-foot container, en route from Shanghai to Guayaquil, paid an average of $3,100. From April until the present date, that same container and route is priced at an average of $500″noted jury.
In the Census of 2013 of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, established that the world merchant fleet would be integrated by 102.194 ships: 30.1% by oil ships, 42% by bulk vessels and 12.7% by container ships.
The number of shipping lines that serve each nation fell as world average of 22 in 2004 to 16 in early 2013.