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New Publication: Containership Register 2014

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The Containership Register 2014. By Clarkson Research Studies Limited. (London: 2014). 1472 pages. Preface. Glossary. Tables. Directories. Indexes. CD included. Order from: Clarkson Research Studies Limited, St. Magnus Place, 3 Lower Thames Street, London EC3A 6HE, England. Fax: 011-44-20-7522-0330. Tel: 011-44-20-7334-3134. Internet: www.crsl.com. E-mail: sales.crs@clarksons.co.uk. Price: Price: £290/ €377/ $522.

The 16th edition of Clarkson’s Register provides a comprehensive and highly detailed profile of the world liner vessel fleet, including fully cellular container ships, multipurpose cargo vessels, and ro/ro ships.

It opens with a survey of the ship market in 2013 that includes summary statistical data and an analysis of recent developments and trends. The introductory commentary is followed by stand-alone directories to containerships, multipurpose general cargo vessels, and ro/ro ships (including car carriers). Each directory consists of three sections:

  • A market review followed by statistical tables and figures describing the development of the world fleet, salient data on major shipbuilders and ship owners and a survey of market conditions.
  • A "Ship Finder" index that lists the names of vessels in ascending order of capacity by year of construction and an "Index of Ex-Names" of vessels.
  • A "Glossary of Particulars" for each vessel – name and ownership; hull dimensions; tonnages (DWT, gross tons, etc.); cargo capacity (TEUs, vehicle numbers, etc.), and other details, such as fuel consumption and cargo handling gear.

The book concludes with a directory to company owners, complete with contact information, website address and vessel rosters.

The statistical data in most cases is current through January 1, 2014. As of that date, for example, the world cellular container ship fleet consisted of 5,115 vessels with total capacity of more than 17.1 million TEUs. The order book as of that date consisted of 474 ships and slot capacity of nearly 3.7 million TEUs. Post-Panamaxers of 12,000 TEUs or greater accounted for 53 percent of the vessels and 81 percent of the slot capacity on order at that time. The attachment provides a more detailed profile.

 

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