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Container ships (sometimes spelled containerships) are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size intermodal containers, in a technique called containerization. [1]

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Airline alliance

An airline alliance is an aviation industry arrangement between two or more airlines agreeing to cooperate on a substantial level.

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Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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Bareboat charter

A bareboat charter or demise charter is an arrangement for the chartering or hiring of a ship or boat, whereby no crew or provisions are included as part of the agreement; instead, the people who rent the vessel from the owner are responsible for taking care of such things.

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Børsen (Danish for "Exchange"), also known as Børsbygningen ("The Stock Exchange" in English), is a 17th-century stock exchange in the center of Copenhagen.

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The Box or BBC Box (BIC code: NYKU8210506) is a single ISO intermodal container that started to be tracked by BBC News in September 2008.

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Beam (nautical)

The beam of a ship is its width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline.

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Break bulk cargo

In shipping, break bulk cargo or general cargo are goods that must be loaded individually, and not in intermodal containers nor in bulk as with oil or grain.

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Bridge (nautical)

The bridge of a ship is the room or platform from which the ship can be commanded.

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Bridgewater Canal

The Bridgewater Canal connects Runcorn, Manchester and Leigh, in North West England.

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Bulbous bow

A bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the bow (or front) of a ship just below the waterline.

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Bulk cargo

Bulk cargo is commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities.

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Bulk carrier

A bulk carrier, bulk freighter, or colloquially, bulker is a merchant ship specially designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo, such as grains, coal, ore, and cement in its cargo holds.

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), as part of the United States Department of Transportation, compiles, analyzes, and makes accessible information on the nation's transportation systems; collects information on intermodal transportation and other areas as needed; and improves the quality and effectiveness of DOT's statistical programs through research, development of guidelines, and promotion of improvements in data acquisition and use.

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Capesize ships are the largest dry cargo ships.

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Cargo liner

A cargo liner is a type of merchant ship which carries general cargo and often passengers.

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Cargo ship

A cargo ship or freighter ship is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another.

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Chartering (shipping)

Chartering is an activity within the shipping industry whereby a shipowner hires out the use of his vessel to a charterer.

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A Charterparty (sometimes charter-party) is a maritime contract between a shipowner and a " charterer" for the hire of either a ship for the carriage of passengers or cargo, or a yacht for pleasure purposes.

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CMA CGM S.A. is a French container transportation and shipping company.

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CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery

CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery is a container ship that is operated by French shipping company CMA CGM.

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CMA CGM Fort Saint Louis

CMA CGM Fort Saint Louis is owned by the shipping company CMA CGM and sails under a French flag, with Marseilles as her home port.

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Coaming is any vertical surface on a ship designed to deflect or prevent entry of water.

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Coastal trading vessel

Coastal trading vessels, also known as coasters, are shallow-hulled ships used for trade between locations on the same island or continent.

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Container crane

A container crane (also container handling gantry crane or ship-to-shore crane) is a type of large dockside gantry crane found at container terminals for loading and unloading intermodal containers from container ships.

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Container on barge

Container on barge is a form of Intermodal freight transport where containers are stacked on a barge and towed to a destination on the Inland waterway.

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Containerization is a system of intermodal freight transport using intermodal containers (also called shipping containers and ISO containers).

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China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company, known as COSCO or COSCO Group, is a Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics services supplier company.

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Cosco Busan oil spill

The Cosco Busan oil spill occurred at 08:30 UTC-8 on 7 November 2007 between San Francisco and Oakland, California, in which of IFO-380 heavy fuel oil, sometimes referred to as "bunker fuel", spilled into San Francisco Bay after the container ship ''Cosco Busan'', operated by Fleet Management Ltd., struck Delta Tower of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in thick fog.

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CSCL Globe

MV CSCL Globe is a container ship owned and operated by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL).

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Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.

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Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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Draft (hull)

The draft or draught of a ship's hull is the vertical distance between the waterline and the bottom of the hull (keel), with the thickness of the hull included; in the case of not being included the draft outline would be obtained.

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Dubai (دبي) is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Emma Mærsk

Emma Mærsk is the first container ship in the E-class of eight owned by the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group.

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Engine room

On a ship, the engine room or ER is the propulsion machinery spaces of the vessel.

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Evergreen Marine

Evergreen Marine Corporation, is a Taiwanese container transportation and shipping company headquartered in Luzhu District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

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Feeder ship

Feeder vessels or feeder ships are medium-size freight ships.

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Flag of convenience

Flag of convenience (FOC) is a business practice whereby a ship's owners register a merchant ship in a ship register of a country other than that of the ship's owners, and the ship flies the civil ensign of that country, called the flag state.

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Flag state

The flag state of a merchant vessel is the jurisdiction under whose laws the vessel is registered or licensed.

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Freight rate

A freight rate(historically and in ship chartering simply freight) is a price at which a certain cargo is delivered from one point to another.

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Fuel oil

Fuel oil (also known as heavy oil, marine fuel or furnace oil) is a fraction obtained from petroleum distillation, either as a distillate or a residue.

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Gantry crane

A gantry crane is a crane built atop a gantry, which is a structure used to straddle an object or workspace.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Golden Arrow (train)

The Golden Arrow (Flèche d’Or) was a luxury boat train of the Southern Railway and later British Railways.

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Great Recession

The Great Recession was a period of general economic decline observed in world markets during the late 2000s and early 2010s.

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Hapag-Lloyd is a multinational German-based transportation company.

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Hold (compartment)

View of the hold of a container ship A ship's hold or cargo hold is a space for carrying cargo.

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Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.

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Intermodal container

An intermodal container is a large standardized shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading their cargo.

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Intermodal freight transport

Intermodal freight transport involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation (e.g., rail, ship, and truck), without any handling of the freight itself when changing modes.

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International Transport Workers' Federation

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) is a global union federation of transport workers' trade unions, founded in 1896.

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James Brindley

James Brindley (1716 – 27 September 1772) was an English engineer.

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Just-in-time manufacturing

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing, also known as just-in-time production or the Toyota Production System (TPS), is a methodology aimed primarily at reducing flow times within production system as well as response times from suppliers and to customers.

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K Line

, also referred to as "K" Line, is one of the largest Japanese transportation companies.

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La Flèche d'Or

La Flèche d’Or (The Golden Arrow) was a luxury boat train of the Chemin de Fer du Nord and later SNCF.

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Length overall

Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.

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List of largest container ships

This is a list of more than 180 of the largest container ships.

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List of longest ships

The world's longest ships are listed according to their overall length (LOA), which is the maximum length of the vessel measured between the extreme points in fore and aft.

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Madrid Maersk

Madrid Maersk is the second largest container ship behind OOCL Hong Kong and the second container ship to surpass the 20,000 TEU threshold.

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Maersk Line

Maersk Line is the global container division and the largest operating unit of the Maersk Group, a Danish business conglomerate.

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Maersk Triple E-class container ship

The Maersk Triple E-class container ships comprise a family of very large container ships of more than 18,000 TEU.

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Malaccamax is a naval architecture term for the largest tonnage of ship capable of fitting through the Strait of Malacca.

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Malcom McLean

Malcom Purcell McLean (born Malcolm Purcell McLean; November 14, 1913 – May 25, 2001) was an American businessman.

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Marine debris

Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway.

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Marine propulsion

Marine propulsion is the mechanism or system used to generate thrust to move a ship or boat across water.

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Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands, officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ), is an island country located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean, slightly west of the International Date Line.

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Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (ship)

MV Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller is the lead ship of Maersk's Triple E class of container vessels.

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Mediterranean Shipping Company

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC) is the world's second-largest shipping line in terms of container vessel capacity.

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

is a Japanese transport company headquartered in Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

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MOL Triumph

MOL Triumph is the Fourth largest container ship in the world, built in March 2017 by Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje, South Korea.

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MSC Oscar

MSC Oscar, and sister ships MSC Zoe and MSC Oliver, are large container ships.

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MV Barzan

Barzan is an ultra large container ship.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.

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Newark, New Jersey

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County.

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Nippon Yusen

is one of the oldest and largest shipping companies in the world.

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Oil tanker

An oil tanker, also known as a petroleum tanker, is a ship designed for the bulk transport of oil or its products.

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OOCL Hong Kong

OOCL Hong Kong is the largest container ship yet built, and the third container ship to surpass the 20,000 Twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) threshold.

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Orient Overseas Container Line

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is a Hong Kong-based container shipping and logistics service company.

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Panama (Panamá), officially the Republic of Panama (República de Panamá), is a country in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south.

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Panama Canal expansion project

The Panama Canal expansion project (ampliación del Canal de Panamá), also called the Third Set of Locks Project, doubled the capacity of the Panama Canal by adding a new lane of traffic allowing for a larger number of ships, and increasing the width and depth of the lanes and locks allowing larger ships to pass.

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Panama Canal locks

The Panama Canal locks (Esclusas del Canal de Panamá) are a lock system that lifts a ship up to the main elevation of the Panama Canal and down again.

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Panamax and New Panamax (or Neopanamax) are terms for the size limits for ships travelling through the Panama Canal.

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Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties.

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Port Klang

Port Klang (Pelabuhan Klang, Jawi: ڤلابوهن كلاڠ) is a town and the main gateway by sea into Malaysia.

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Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal

Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal, a major component of the Port of New York and New Jersey, is the principal container ship facility for goods entering and leaving New York metropolitan area and the northeastern quadrant of North America.

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Port of Busan

The Port of Busan is the largest port in South Korea, located in the city of Busan, South Korea.

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Port of Guangzhou

Port of Guangzhou is the main seaport of Guangzhou city, Guangdong province, China.

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Port of Hong Kong

The Port of Hong Kong, located by the South China Sea, is a deepwater seaport dominated by trade in containerised manufactured products, and to a lesser extent raw materials and passengers.

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Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan

The Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan is a Chinese port that is the busiest in the world in terms of cargo tonnage, it handled 888.96 million tons cargoes in 2015, and keep ranking first of all the cargo ports around the world.

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Port of Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Port of Shanghai

The Port of Shanghai, located in the vicinity of Shanghai, comprises a deep-sea port and a river port.

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Port of Shenzhen

The Port of Shenzhen is a collective name of a number of ports along parts of the coastline of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.

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Port of Singapore

The Port of Singapore refers to the collective facilities and terminals that conduct maritime trade handling functions in harbours and which handle Singapore's shipping.

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Qingdao Port

The Port of Qingdao is a seaport on the Yellow Sea in the vicinity of Qingdao, Shandong Province, People's Republic of China.

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Rail freight transport

Rail freight transport is the use of railroads and trains to transport cargo as opposed to human passengers.

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Registered association (Germany)

An eingetragener Verein (registered association or incorporated association), abbreviated e.V., is a legal status for a registered voluntary association in Germany.

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San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.

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San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge

The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, known locally as the Bay Bridge, is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California.

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Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.

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A semi-trailer is a trailer without a front axle.

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Ship breaking

Ship breaking or ship demolition is a type of ship disposal involving the breaking up of ships for either a source of parts, which can be sold for re-use, or for the extraction of raw materials, chiefly scrap.

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Ship resistance and propulsion

A ship must be designed to move efficiently through the water with a minimum of external force.

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A shipowner is the owner of a merchant vessel (commercial ship) and is involved in the shipping industry.

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Singapore Strait

The Singapore Strait (Malay: Selat Singapura) is a 105-kilometer long, 16-kilometer wide strait between the Strait of Malacca in the west and the Karimata Strait in the east.

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Slow steaming

Slow steaming refers to the practice of operating transoceanic cargo ships, especially container ships, at significantly less than their maximum speed.

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SOLAS Convention

The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) is an international maritime treaty which sets minimum safety standards in the construction, equipment and operation of merchant ships.

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Southern Railway (UK)

The Southern Railway (SR), sometimes shortened to 'Southern', was a British railway company established in the 1923 Grouping.

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Stowage plan for container ships

Stowage plan for container ships or bay plan is the plan and method by which different types of container vessels are loaded with containers of specific standard sizes.

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Strait of Malacca

The Strait of Malacca (Selat Melaka, Selat Malaka; Jawi: سلت ملاک) or Straits of Malacca is a narrow, stretch of water between the Malay Peninsula (Peninsular Malaysia) and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

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STX Corporation

STX Corporation (Hangul: 에스티엑스) is a publicly-held South Korean holding company engaged in the provision of trading services.

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Suez Canal

thumb The Suez Canal (قناة السويس) is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez.

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"Suezmax" is a naval architecture term for the largest ship measurements capable of transiting the Suez Canal in a laden condition, and is almost exclusively used in reference to tankers.

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T2 tanker

The T2 tanker, or T2, was a class of oil tanker constructed and produced in large quantities in the United States during World War II.

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Tanker (ship)

A tanker (or tank ship or tankship) is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk.

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The Box (Levinson book)

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger is a non-fiction book by Marc Levinson charting the historic rise of the intermodal container (shipping container) and how it changed the economic landscape of the global economy.

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The Economist

The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The New York Times International Edition

The New York Times International Edition is an English-language newspaper printed at 38 sites throughout the world and sold in more than 160 countries and territories.

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Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR, p) is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East.

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A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.

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Twenty-foot equivalent unit

The twenty-foot equivalent unit (often TEU or teu) is an inexact unit of cargo capacity often used to describe the capacity of container ships and container terminals.

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A twistlock and corner casting together form a standardized rotating connector for securing shipping containers.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was established in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body.

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Waterman Steamship Corporation

Waterman Steamship Corporation is an American deep sea ocean carrier, specializing in liner services and time charter contracts.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Worsley is a town in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, in Greater Manchester, England.

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Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation is an ocean shipping company based in Keelung, Taiwan (ROC).

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