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IAPH Regional: Africa. The Impact of Increasing Vessel Sizes on African Ports

Thursday, 24 June

11:00 am - 11:45 am (CET) / 24/jun/2021 09:00 am - 24/jun/2021 09:45 am

The industry has experienced a transformation as increasing vessel sizes on the main East-West trades between Asia-Europe and on the Transpacific, leading to large and ultra-large container ships cascading down to African trade routes. What impact has this had on African ports and how have they adapted to this new reality? What does this mean for "hub and spoke" port calls and deep water port development?

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