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Ocean Container Carriers — Welcome to the 21st Century

Published: 24 May 2017

ID: G00328294

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez , Courtney Rogerson


Ninety percent of the world's traded goods are transported by ocean container carriers. Supply chain leaders responsible for logistics can use this research to establish stronger partnerships with their ocean container carriers to improve costs and achieve better outcomes from these relationships.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish Partnerships With Carriers and Invest as Much Time Developing the Relationship as You Would With 3PLs
  • Consider Using Your Ocean Container Carriers Across New Areas of Your Logistics Needs
  • Adopt New Technologies That Will Improve and Facilitate Your Interaction With the Shipping Lines

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