Container Shipping Operators As Integrators of Global Logistics Supply Chains

Andrzej S. Grzelakowski


The subject of this study refers to the analysis of business activity of shipping operators on the global market of maritime container transport constituting a link in the logistics supply chains and networks. The author attempts to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations in the global supply networks indicating their functions and role in the integration process of those chains. The analysis also covered widely perceived economic results arising from their activity, as links connecting global logistics network relations. Moreover, the said results were also analyzed by evaluating them in the view of the impact of the activity of maritime container operators on global commodity markets.


shipping operators, global supply chain, containerization, supply chain integration, maritime con-tainer markets

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