The critical role of ocean container transport 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 ocean container transport as part of global supply chains, we list a number of relevant and challenging research areas and associated questions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-268
Number of pages16
JournalProduction and Operations Management
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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