The WAFMAX effect

Growth markets | What can a well-designed container vessel do for the long-term economic development of a country or region of the world?

Maersk 2017

Maersk Line recently found out through a case study of the economic, social and environmental impact of its ‘WAFMAX’ vessels.

In countries like Ghana and Nigeria, where much of the world’s growth is happening, a lack of sufficient draughts and facilities prevents large ships from calling the ports.

Instead, these ports are clogged with small ships that spend a lot of time getting in and out but carry very little cargo.

This inefficiency has a knock on effect: The longer a vessel spends in port, the greater its transport costs.

The greater the transport costs, the less attractive it is to economic activity.

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