Port congestion – causes, consequences and impact on global trade.
Port congestion – causes, consequences and impact on global trade These problems can lead to the accumulation of operations on the shore side, which affects the port / terminal productivity, leading to the ship operating on the dock for a longer period and ships waiting outside the dock to wait longer while other ships continue to add to the queue. . We talked about the ports that have to add more bridge cranes to complete operations faster, especially on ULCVs..but this also has limits because when vessel sizes increased, they did not increase much in length but in the beam and height..beam stands for the width of the ship .. For example, in the 1980s, the Panamax ships had a beam of 32 m capable of storing 12 containers wide and length of about 294 m. Currently the largest ULCV ship, MSC Gülsün is almost twice that beam at 61.5 meters capable of storing 24 containers across but only 400 meters long. So as you can see, the ship size did not increase much in length but only in terms of width and length.