Table 2: Summary attributes of surveyed samples.

Attributes of surveyed copies Returned copiesValid copies

Major shipping services
 Container shipping 54
 Both container and bulk shipping 22
Subtotal 76

Current status on cross-strait direct shipping
 Has already acquired official approvals 65
 Interested in operating direct shipping
 but has not yet acquired official approvals
Subtotal 76

Percentage of valid copies 85.7%