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LOGISTICS ; TOP 10 STORIES FROM SHIPPING INDUSTRY FOR 2013

Top Stories of 2013



JOC Staff | Dec 27, 2013 1:04PM EST












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P3 Network Shakes Up Industry




Facing another year of overcapacity and moderate volume growth prospects, something had to the change within the container line industry. Long-hoped-for consolidation wasn't in the cards, and carriers' pursuit of greater economies of scale through ever-larger vessels accelerated. Enter the mega vessel-sharing alliances.






The three largest global container lines in June announced plans to operate a VSA of unprecedented scale on the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic lanes. 


By consolidating their services around fewer but larger ships, Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM aim to bring down their per-container costs, giving the carriers an advantage over lines operating smaller ships. 



The alliance would have a dominant share on the three east-west trades: 42 percent in Asia-Europe, 40 to 42 percent in the trans-Atlantic and 24 percent in the trans-Pacific. In response, …

NEW WORLD ORDER : Crashing fertility will transform the Asian family

Asia
From baby boom to bust






Nov 18th 2013 | From The World In 2014 print edition
















Over the past half-century the most profound influence upon the great majority of humankind has been the vast and gentle decline in the size of families. 



In 2014 (or thereabouts—such things are approximate) this huge change will reach a milestone. 



In the world’s most populous continent, Asia, the total fertility rate will fall to 2.1. 



The rate is the number of children a woman can expect to bear during her lifetime and 2.1 is a magic number because, if sustained, it produces long-term equilibrium in the population (it is known as the replacement rate). 



In 1960 Asia’s average fertility was 5.8.







The exact point at which fertility reaches replacement cannot be known for sure. The United Nations Population Division thinks it will happen at some point during 2015-20. But Chinese demographers think the UN is significantly overestimating China’s fertility rate, so 2014 is a reasonable guess.






The fall in fertility has…

NOW & THEN : THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL OVER THE YEARS ....

Early 1900s









1912

On May 12 Margaret J. Anderson and her son, Stanley Anderson, opened The Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows for $500,000 with architect Elmer Grey. 




The opening lists the hotels address as “halfway between the Los Angeles and the sea.” 




What is now known as The Polo Lounge was El Jardin at the time.









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2010s:


















































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