Ocean Container Transport: An Underestimated and Critical Link in Global Supply Chain Performance

J.C. Fransoo, Chung-Yee Lee

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Abstract

With supply chains distributed across global markets, ocean container transport now is a critical element of any such supply chain. We identify key characteristics of ocean container transport from a supply chain perspective. We find that unlike continental (road) transport, service offerings tend to be consolidated in few service providers, and a strong focus exists on maximization of capital intensive resources. Based on the characteristics of the ocean container transport supply chain, we list a number of highly relevant and challenging research areas and associated questions.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)978-90-386-2190-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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NameBETA publicatie : working papers

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