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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Trade & Transport

With a global value worth £2 trillion, the marine market continues to grow across continents. In the EU, 90% of external trade and 40% of internal trade is seaborne; 1200 ports cater for 3.5 billion tonnes of cargo and 350 million passengers.

Transforming the safety of ships and the goods they transport
Transforming the safety of ships and the goods they transport.

Trade and transport is transforming the safety of ships, the goods they transport, and for crew and passengers too. Our work encompasses technological aspects,working towards safe shipping and ship designs, legal instruments governing shipping management, logistics and supply chain management and the underlying impact of the maritime trade driven economics on the nation states’ welfare.

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