This book focuses on the impact of ocean transport logistics on global supply chains. It is the first book solely dedicated to the topic, linking the interaction of parties along this chain, including shippers, terminal operators and line carriers. While ocean container transport logistics has been greatly studied, there are many important issues that have yet to receive the attention they deserve. The editors and contributing authors of Ocean Container Transport Logistics: Making Global Supply Chains Effective now seek to address these topics and shed new light on the subject.
The book is divided into three parts. Part I examines the innovation, trends, and various competition and business models appertaining container terminal operations. In Part II, the book looks at how tactical and operational management is currently applied to shipping liners. The chapters cover topics such as empty container repositioning, slow steaming, routing, and network design and disruption management. Finally Part III explores shippers and global supply chain management, with chapters on transportation service procurement, hinterland transportation, green corridors, as well as competition and co-operation in maritime logistics operations. The eighteen chapters of the book all highlight the immediate effect of ocean transport logistics on global supply chains.