Field Detail
Theme Communication and Infrastructure
Code T-ACS-1.1.7
Sub-theme Transport
Sub-sub-theme Maritime
Name Average international container volume (TEUs) unloaded per month
Definition Accessibility - Total number of twenty-foot equivalent Unit (TEU) containers received into the country from international destinations per month.
Unit of Measure TEU
Assumptions Does not include break-bulk  (cars, steel, timber, farming vehicles etc – anything that cannot be containerised) or fuel freight costs (this usually transported separately in tanktainers) which is often quite high for a variety of reasons
Limitations Wharf size can impact the type of ship can come in- meaning that they don’t receive their cargo by container
Purpose/Rationale Assessment of volume of cargo delivered - size of market potential for freight
Policy Linkages National Development plans
Preferred Data Sources Port Authority / Shipping agencies
Alternative_Data Sources Ministry of transport
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management EDD
SPC Programme EDD