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Ships And Ports Essay 2015 1040

We have received entries from the under listed persons for the 2016 Ships & Ports Annual National Essay Competition. The list of winners will be released tomorrow while the prize presentation ceremony will hold at 10am prompt on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 8, Ayinde Giwa Street, Off Masha Road, Surulere, Lagos.

Ogbaga Sunday T.  – Nsukka, Enugu

Nwoke Ifeoma Joy  – SFH, Lagos

Bello Sarafadeen Mayowa – Isashi, Lagos

Mercy Mbvo Nguh – Akute, Ogun State

Akanbi Saheed Olawale – Bariga, Lagos

Iposu Yisa Kayode  – Akute, Ogun State

Akeem Olalekan Ahmed – Lagos Island

Egenti Ugochukwu M.  – Pedro, Lagos

Bakare Moshood Oladejo – Agege, Lagos

Jonathan Mairiga  – Samaru, Zaria

Nduka Uzuakpundu  – Surulere, Lagos

Abel Anna Ogechi  – Surulere, Lagos

Olaniyi Abdulwaheed  – Osogbo, Osun State

Adesola Olusegun Lawrence  – Mushin, Lagos

Daniel Philip Ayo  – Calabar, Cross River State

Damilola Tosin Adeshote  – Surulere, Lagos

Olasunbo Sunday Joshua  – Dandume, Katsina

Babatunde Omoju  – Oron, Akwa Ibom State

Nsikan Offing Isong  – Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

Adinu Chukwu  – Enugu

All winners must be present at the prize presentation ceremony. 

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Ports handle a variety of traffic other than containerized shipments. Therefore, there are multiple ways to measure port activity. The American Association of Port Authorities has produced a "World Port Rankings" for thetop 100 ports in the world in 2015 based on both cargo tonnage and container traffic. In order to get a more accurate measure fo the most active container ports one must rank based on container traffic, measured in TEU.

As the largest exporter of goods moving on container services, Shanghai, China ranks as number one in the top fifty global container ports. Furthermore, Singapore still ranks as number two mainly because it is an important hub where containers from one-liner service are transferred to another liner service for on-carriage to their final destination. The tiny country of Malta has risen to a major world port by developing a transhipment hub on the island. The top 50 containers ports in 2015 represent more than 25 countries demonstrating the truly global nature of the liner shipping business and the importance of the network of ports that facilitate timely and efficient ship and cargo movement.

Container ships make about 9,000 port calls, and vehicle vessels about 1,000 port calls per week. This means workers at ports worldwide load and unload more than 10,000 liner ship stops per week. The average ship makes about 2 port calls per week.