NYSHEX: How shippers feel about ocean carrier relationships, IHS Markit survey

An August 2017 survey conducted by The Journal of Commerce/IHS Markit suggests that the current shipper-carrier relationship is strained due to longstanding industry practices that impact carrier and supply chain performance.

For two parties that rely so intrinsically on one another for the success of their respective enterprises, the key objectives of ocean carriers and beneficial cargo owners — and their non-vessel-operating common carrier and forwarder partners — are often in direct conflict. A history of pricing volatility, unsustainable industry practices, and failures to fulfill contract obligations fuels the discord.​

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