Larger vessels allow carriers to maximize efficiencies and therefore lower per-container expenditures, which has resulted in an industry-wide push to go bigger. Although, larger vessels and mega-alliances suggest fewer ships in the water and less frequent port calls. Resulting in carriers choosing industrial corridors with excellent connectivity to inland ports and those seaports able to quickly (and efficiently) off-load cargo. Read this weeks IndustrialImpact series to learn how shipping trends could impact the industrial real estate market.
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