ATLANTIC CONFERENCES START GETTING IT TOGETHER
There has been a major buildup in container slots deployed in the transatlantic market. Export volumes from the U.S. to Europe have grown strongly, but continued overcapacity and a stagnating head- haul market westbound have resulted in strong downward pressure on rates. In addition, the independent sector has significantly increased its trade share at the expense of the freight conferences despite a major reorganization of those conferences. This is the second of two articles reviewing this situation and looking at containerized shipping between North Europe and the U.S., including the Saint Lawrence Seaway and the Gulf Coast. It assesses commercial conditions and the attempts by the conferences to improve their current market positions.
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- Journal article
- Fossey, J
- Publication Date: 1990-8
- Pagination: 4 p.
- Uncontrolled Terms: Capacity
- Geographic Terms: North Atlantic Region
- Old TRIS Terms: Containerized shipping; Liner conferences
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00660951
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM