The Review of Maritime Transport 2018 was prepared by UNCTAD under the coordination of Jan Hoffmann, with administrative support and formatting by Wendy Juan, and the overall guidance of Shamika N. Sirimanne. Regina Asariotis, Mark Assaf, Hassiba Benamara, Jan Hoffmann, Anila Premti, Luisa Rodríguez, Mathis Weller and Frida Youssef were contributing authors. The publication was edited by the Intergovernmental Support Service of UNCTAD. The cover was designed by Magali Studer. Desktop publishing was carried out by Nathalie Loriot. Comments and input provided by the following reviewers are gratefully acknowledged: Gail Bradford, Trevor Crowe, Neil Davidson, Mahin Faghfouri, Mike Garratt, Sarah Hutley, Katerina Konsta, Peter de Langen, Wolfgang Lehmacher, Steven Malby, Olaf Merk, James Milne, Gabriel Petrus, Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Tristan Smith, Antonella Teodoro and Dirk Visser. Thanks are also due to Vladislav Shuvalov for reviewing the publication in full.
The World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 is a joint product of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the five United Nations regional commissions (Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)).
Under the general guidance of Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, and the management of Pingfan Hong, Director of Development Policy and Analysis Division (DPAD), this publication was coordinated by Dawn Holland, Chief of Global Economic Monitoring Unit of DPAD.