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Upstream Buyer Consolidation and Downstream Short Sea Shipping in the Asia-Europe Sea Container Supply Chain – An Exploratory Study

Författare och institution:
Rickard Bergqvist (Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Industriell och Finansiell ekonomi & logistik); Kevin Cullinane (Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Industriell och Finansiell ekonomi & logistik); Olav Eidhammer (-); Harald Hjelle (-); Lin Ning (-); Zhang Qu (-); Yuhong Wang (-); Zaili Yang (-)
Publicerad i:
The International Association of Maritime Economists Annual Conference, Hamburg, August 23-26.,
Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The Asia-Europe container trade is the most important trade in the world in terms of volumes transported (overtaking the Trans-Pacific trade in 2014). The typical structure of the supply chains associated with this trade is that containers are stuffed in China and the cargo is subsequently cross-docked at a major European logistics hub or closer to the customer, for further shipment to the final retailing point. This may be one of the reasons why short sea container shipping has only a limited market share of intra-European cargo flows, since once cargo is unloaded from containers, it is more likely to be forwarded by land-based modes of transport. Paving the way for a greater proportion of cargo being cross-docked in China rather than Europe, may prove to be more cost-efficient and less environmentally damaging than the typical solution. This paper discusses four main comparative differences between the typical solution and alternative solutions such as buyers’ consolidation and concludes that new alternative solutions are worth investigating further. The potential shift from the typical solution to new alternatives is dependent on the identification of key decision makers in the design of these supply chains and a careful analysis of bottlenecks and impediments that must be overcome to facilitate this shift.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Samhällsbyggnadsteknik ->
Transportteknik och logistik
Ekonomi och näringsliv
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
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upstream buyer consolidation, short sea shipping, Asia-Europe container supply chains, environmental impact, total cost, customer service
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2016-09-29 22:26

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