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Tips for Navigating the Challenges of the Evolving Ocean Container Shipping Industry

Published: 29 September 2017

ID: G00340426

Analyst(s): John Johnson , James Lisica


The ocean container shipping sector continues to consolidate, with COSCO's $6.3 billion deal for OOCL the latest in a flurry of mergers. This research offers supply chain leaders an overview of this evolving market and guidance on how to navigate some of the challenges this consolidation may bring.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Be Aware of the Newly Formed Players in the Container Ocean Shipping Market So You Can Update Your Go-to-Market Strategy to Proactively Manage This Industry Consolidation
  • Monitor Incumbent Lines Across Alliances and Prepare for the Effect These New Partnerships Will Have on Your Ocean Freight Services
  • Work Proactively With Internal Stakeholders and Your Procurement Department/Freight Forwarder to Manage the Cost Versus Service-and-Risk Equation

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