ABSTRACT

The fifth chapter presents the size and geographical structure of international maritime container transport, focusing on such aspects as the statistics pertaining to the global stock of containers applied in maritime transport, which is determined by the suitability of cargo for containerized shipping in international trade, the volume of flows and directions of global maritime container transport or the volume and geographical structure of global container turnover at seaports. Considering this aspect (the flows of containerized traffic), the problem related to the repositioning of empty containers in international maritime trade becomes of high significance, and it comes as the last question discussed in the fifth chapter. It concludes the considerations of the Part 1 dedicated to the containerized maritime transport (with particular focus on existing status quo of the containerized maritime transport structure and identification of main processes).