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Malacca-Max [2]
Container Shipping Network Economy

By Niko Wijnolst et al.
December 2000
Delft University Press
ISBN: 90-407-2124-6
149 pages, illustrated
$77.50 paper original


Since the publication of the study Malacca-Max: The Ultimate Container Carrier in 1999, Malacca-Max has been accepted by the shipping community, being synonymous with mega-containerships with a maximum draught of 21 m which can sail through the Strait of Malacca. Malacca-Max joins the ranks of two other such key words in shipping: Panamax and Suezmax. The economy of scale of mega-containerships of 18,000 TEU has been demonstrated in the first book. In this sequel, many more aspects and consequences of the introduction of mega-containerships are discussed. Contents include: Introduction. Logistic System. Selection of the hubs. Transit time. The Future of Malacca-Max. This book is essential reading for those involved in container shipping, terminal operation, port management, shipbuilding, and all other sectors of the maritime industry.