Containerisation: The Overall Picture
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.
KeywordsContainer Ship Container Terminal Liner Shipping Freight Rate Maritime Transport
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