Horizontal integration in container liner shipping

  • Khoi Tran Nguyen


Our chapter is to study the situation of container liner shipping, one of the most important modes of international transportation. We concentrate on the strategic decisions of operators in order to survive and grow in the bitter market. To seek competitive advantage, shipping lines have made use of various strategies such as capacity expansion, merger and acquisition, and alliance. While they have competed with other rivals, they also co-operated through the long-term commitment of strategic alliances or short-term agreement of slot exchange or joint operation.


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