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Liner shipping

Liner shipping is the service of transporting goods by means of high-capacity, ocean-going ships that transit regular routes on fixed schedules. There are approximately 400 liner services, most sailing weekly, in operation today. Liner vessels, primarily in the form of containerships and roll-on/roll-off ships, carry about 60 percent of the goods by value moved internationally by sea each year.

Liner Ships

There are almost 6,000 ships, mostly containerships*, operating in liner services with most built since 1980. Liner ships have the capacity to carry several warehouses-worth of goods, which makes one journey very efficient. In an average year a large container ship travels three-quarters of the distance to the moon. That means that in its lifetime it travels to the moon and back nearly ten times!

Containers

Container shipping is different from conventional shipping because it uses standard "containers" of various sizes - 20 foot (6.09 m), 40 foot (12.18 m), 45 foot (13.7 m), 48 foot (14.6 m), and 53 foot (16.15 m) - to load, transport, and unload goods. The standard measure of containers is a twenty-foot equivalent unit or TEU so a twenty-foot container equals one TEU, a forty-foot container equals two TEU and so on. The containers are all built to an international standard so they are interchangeable between container shipping companies, and with rail and trucking companies.

Global Trade

Container shipping could lay claim to being the world's first truly global industry. Likewise it could claim to be the industry which, more than any other makes it possible for a truly global economy to work. It connects countries, markets, businesses and people, allowing them to buy and sell goods on a scale not previously possible.

History of Containerization

Although the world economy is highly dependent today on the efficiencies brought about by modern containerization, this method of transporting goods internationally is just decades old.

How Liner Shipping Works

Liner shipping is the service of transporting goods by means of high-capacity, ocean-going ships that transit regular routes on fixed schedules. There are approximately 400 liner services in operation today, most providing weekly departures from all the ports that each service calls. Liner vessels, primarily in the form of containerships and roll-on/roll-off ships, carry about 60 percent of the goods by value moved internationally by sea each year.

How Liner Shipping Works

Liner shipping is the service of transporting goods by means of high-capacity, ocean-going ships that transit regular routes on fixed schedules. There are approximately 400 liner services in operation today, most providing weekly departures from all the ports that each service calls. Liner vessels, primarily in the form of containerships and roll-on/roll-off ships, carry about 60 percent of the goods by value moved internationally by sea each year.

How Liner Shipping Works

Container ships carry their containers both on and below deck. Deck-stowed containers on an 11,000 TEU vessel are stacked up to seven to eight high and nineteen across, inter-locked with fittings and secured by special lashings. Ships generally carry a mix of 20-foot and 40-foot boxes. Most can also carry 45-foot and 48-foot containers on deck and some can carry 53-foot containers as well.

Container Vessel Fleet

here are almost 5,000 container ships in the global fleet most of which are operated by members of the World Shipping Council and there are 445 new vessels on order.* Container ships have grown in size from just 1,500 TEU in 1976 to ships able to carry in excess of 12,000 TEU today, with some ships on order capable of carrying 18,000 TEU. Today's ships not only are able to carry more goods in one voyage, they are much more fuel efficient.

Other Liner Vessels

In addition to container ships, the liner vessel fleet includes more than 1,200* RoRo and car carrier ships that transport cars, trucks and other vehicles as well as agricultural and construction machinery. These ships can also transport cargo too long, too wide or too heavy for movement in standard containers on board container ships.