Supply chain management in shipping

Supply chain management strategies have been used in shipping for only a short time. They will change the traditional concepts of liner or tramp, which are limited only to transport goods and less on what kind of opportunities they represent. The transition to this new concept will not be easy because the maritime market has a certain specific focus; the shipping companies are more interested in the price of a larger transport and in the cost reduction of the ships than in the direct affiliation to a supply chain. Some shipping companies are part of supply chains, even without being involved in the strategies of the partners in the chain, and having only a transportation contractual relationship. This paper will present and analyze a number of situations in which the maritime shipping companies are involved. It will present a number of solutions for integrating maritime shipping companies in international organizations that require the existence of supply chains.


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  • Accession Number: 01527207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2014 5:15PM