Containerisation: The Overall Picture

  • Gustaaf De Monie
  • Frank Hendrickx
  • Karel Joos
  • Lars Couvreur
  • Chris Peeters
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Abstract

New logistic concepts such as globalisation, outsourcing and JIT have created the need for the establishment of complex international distribution chains. Their ultimate goal is to allow shippers to place the right product on the manufacturing or retail floor anywhere in the world at the right time and at the right price. As a result global logistic service providers have emerged in the past two decades. Their priority objectives emphasise the paramount need of satisfying customer-driven demand. To achieve this objective, they frequently rely on partnerships with industrial, distribution and transport entities.

Keywords

Container Ship Container Terminal Liner Shipping Freight Rate Maritime Transport 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustaaf De Monie
    • 1
  • Frank Hendrickx
    • 1
  • Karel Joos
    • 1
  • Lars Couvreur
    • 1
  • Chris Peeters
    • 1
  1. 1.Policy Research Corporation N.V.AntwerpBelgium

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