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Direktanlöp eller feedertrafik?

Eric Ivarsson ; Andreas Torgersson
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2012. 68 s.
[Examensarbete på grundnivå]

Since the container was introduced in the 1950s, the market and users of container grown significantly. Between 1990-2012 the container fleet grew with about 25 million TEUs. Container shipping market and changed shipping companies constellations are constantly effecting shippers and their transportation planning. Whether cargo owners argue about the choice of shipping ports in Sweden and thus the choice of transport provider will be important information for the transportation industry and its future. An argument that today is relevant is the situation between if shipping companies call a port directly or via feeder traffic. The purpose of this report is to from a transport buyer’s perspective analyze the possible competitive advantages, limited to possible gain in total transportation time and environmental benefits related to the SECA area, as a direct port call to the APM Terminals in the Port of Gothenburg, the only port with direct port calls in Sweden, may obtain against the other three largest container ports in Sweden on the Sweden - South East Asia trade. By defining the transportation route from Sweden to Singapore there is ability to reach a concrete result. Parameters that are identified and addressed in the report are transport buyer's geographic location, trucking, rail transport, shipping, terminal operations and bunker consumption in the SECA area. The report use both qualitative and quantitative data and information that the report is mainly based on are collected from telephone interviews with shippers and e-mail correspondence with persons engaged in the maritime cluster. Results from the interviews with the transport buyers and our earlier collected facts through literature studies have then been analyzed according to a SWOT analysis. In summary the analysis show that there are both strengths and weaknesses with a direct port call to the Port of Gothenburg, but external threats and opportunities will also be factors involved for the final result. Strengths, opportunities, weaknesses and threats have been discussed so that we finally could be able to draw a conclusion to the question at issue. The report is written in Swedish.

Nyckelord: APM Terminals, the SECA area, total transportation time, SWOT analysis, Direct

Publikationen registrerades 2012-11-29. Den ändrades senast 2013-04-04

CPL ID: 166838

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