Trends in Container Shipping

Proceedings of the ISL Maritime Conference 2008- 9 th and 10 th of December, World Trade Center Bremen

by Burkhard Lemper (Volume editor) Manfred Zachcial (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 154 Pages


In the tradition of the Liner Shipping Conferences in the eighties, the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics organised again a Maritime Conference in Bremen. The aim of the conference in December 2008 was to analyse and to forecast the trends and perspectives of the international container shipping market. The international shipping industry and the global container shipping market have recently seen some of the most successful years in history. Excellent employment and high charter rates initiated a very strong order boom, especially in the highest size classes of 8.000 TEU to 12.000 TEU vessels and beyond. This development of accelerated fleet expansion met a cooling down period in global economy as a consequence of the worldwide financial crisis. The implications for the international trade markets have also affected the shipping industry and the container shipping market. Against this background the main topics of the Maritime Conference 2008 were: World economy, trade and shipping; vessel size development and its implications; implications of market growth on ports and hinterland; financing and taxation aspects.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2012 (April)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 154 pp., num. fig., tables and graphs

Biographical notes

Burkhard Lemper (Volume editor) Manfred Zachcial (Volume editor)

The Editors: Burkhard Lemper and Manfred Zachcial are both directors at the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) in Bremen (Germany). One of the key activities of their department «Maritime Economics and Transport» is the research as well as the consulting of politics and economy on the basis of analysis and forecasts in the field of global shipping markets and maritime logistics.


Title: Trends in Container Shipping