Drewry: New terminals not sufficiently utilized

Even though new terminals are being built in the ports, carriers will often sail to the old ones unless the ports' governments intervene. This means that capacity in the new ports are far from optimally utilized, says Drewry.

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Busan in Korea, Djibouti at the Horn of Africa, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam are all examples of cities with ports in which new terminal facilities have been constructed, but where the new terminals have yet to be properly utilized.

And that is a shame, says Drewry in a new analysis of how market and political steering impacts port terminal utilization. The the analysis is titled "Is a free market best?"

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