problem 1: Examine the data featured in figure below and comment on the possible extent and variation (by size) in laid up container vessels in March 2012.
problem 2: From figure shown below describe the relationship between time charter rates and the derived demand for tonnage in the LPG market.
problem 3: Grain is one of the main dry-bulk trades, controlled by Global Traders. Consider the supply and demand of tonnage and ports accessible to serve this market.
problem 4: Examine the structure of vessel costs, identifying those which can affect economic survival in a depressed market.
problem 5: Describe the operational characteristics, market benefits and macro-economic advantages of developing new container terminals in West Africa.
i) Describe the main cost and quality elements in Modern Global Merchant Shipping Operations.
ii) Examine the main elements of such economic areas.
b) Describe any possible changes in the main quality (comprising environmental) elements in modern shipping operations.