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Changi Airport acts as a gateway to the rest of the world much like Singapore’s main port.

In order to be effective, an airport must:

  • be accessible by roadways and public transportation, & have plenty of parking
  • have areas for ticketing, check-in, baggage handling, & other freight / cargo
  • keep the passengers safe
  • offer food & other services
  • maintain areas for the customs service (scanning / x-rays etc….)

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?centerx=121.601&centery=31.387&zoom=9 – GPS tracking for ships in almost any port from around the world, could be very useful

Busiest ports are in the regions:
-UK
-Eastern coast of China
-Singapore
-South Africa
-Brazil
-UAE
-India
-East & West coast of America
-Western European nations (Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, etc...)

Port of Shanghai:

  • 1984: 100 million tons (mt) moved
  • 1999: 186 mt
  • 2005: 443 mt
  • 2006: 537 mt
  • 2007: 561 mt
  • 2008: 582 mt & 28 million TEU’s (shipping containers)
  • 2009: 590 mt
  • 2010: 29.05 million TEU’s
  • 125 berths along 20km
  • Warehouses totaling 293,000 square metres
  • Storage yards totaling 4,721,999 square metres
  • 5143 units of cargo handling equipment