Oceanic Voyages: Shipping in the Pacific

Publication | December 2007

This report focuses on the Pacific region's common maritime characteristics and their remoteness from major markets, and on generally applicable strategies to alleviate the problems that arise from them.

The small island nations and territories in the Pacific region have much in common. Most important in this regard are their essentially maritime character, the small size of their economies, and their remoteness from major markets. This report focuses, to a large extent, on their common characteristics and challenges, and on generally applicable strategies to alleviate the problems that arise from them.

Contents 

  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • The Pacific Region and its Maritime Services
  • Assessment and Recommendations
  • Appendixes