Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
Organized by the Division on Technology and Logistics, Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Development Branch
Policy Capacity Building Section / P166 Courses
Insights from the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2023
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXVI)
Thursday, 15 February 2024 (10:00 to 12:00)

Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy. More than 80% of the volume of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and this percentage is higher for most developing countries. Since 1968, the Review of Maritime Transport is published on annual basis and is considered an UNCTAD flagship report. It provides analysis of structural and cyclical changes affecting seaborne trade, ports, and shipping, and statistics from maritime trade and transport.

The latest edition lays special emphasis on resilience building in the face of supply chain crisis and devotes a chapter on issues associated with the process of consolidation in container shipping.

In the post pandemic recovery, the findings of the report will update delegates and engage them on:

  • Key developments in seaborne trade, maritime and port business, freight rates, key performance indicators, seafarers’ concerns, trade facilitation, among other aspects.
  • The links between maritime transport and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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