Global Container Shipping Market Procurement Intelligence Report 2019 -

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Global Container Shipping Market, provides up-to-date information about market shifts and potential risks, as well as in-depth knowledge of products and services, which can help in planning and in executing category management activities. It focuses on the cost-saving aspects of procurement and on providing insights that can lead to optimization of category spend.

About the Container Shipping Market

Container shipping uses containers of predefined/standard sizes to transport objects from one location to another. The container shipping service predominantly includes loading, transporting, and unloading of objects. Containers are usually made of aluminum and steel. Some of the standard container sizes are 53-foot, 48-foot, 45-foot, 40-foot, and 20-foot. These containers are predominantly shipped through water but are also transported on rail/road for short intra-continent regions. The 20-foot (TEU) and 40-foot (FEU) containers are the most commonly used container sizes. The container sizes are standardized to stack them efficiently during storage and transit. The category spend momentum is attributed to the cost-effectiveness of sea route to transport goods than the rail or air transport. Globally, over 12% of the seaborne cargo is transported in containers. It is estimated that container shipping accounts for over 62% of the global trade value.

Covered in this report

The report provides actionable insights to improve source-to-contract cycle performance in the Global Container Shipping Market. It helps sourcing professionals formulate better category strategies, enhance savings, understand supplier and market challenges, and implement sourcing best practices.

Category drivers

  • Growing focus of service providers on digitization

Category management strategy

  • Engaging with such service providers will improve buyers' procurement budget planning

Procurement best practices

  • Assessing service providers' data mining and analytics capabilities

Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the market dynamics?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What are the category growth drivers?
  • What are the constraints on category growth?
  • Who are the suppliers in this market?
  • What are the demand-supply shifts?
  • What are the major category requirements?
  • What are the procurement best practices in this market?

Key Topics Covered:

PART 01: Executive Summary

PART 02: Market Insights

Global category spend

Category spend growth

Spend segmentation by region

Regional spend dynamics

Regional influence on global spend

Regional spend opportunity for suppliers

PART 03: Category Pricing Insights

Pricing outlook

Supplier cost structure

Outlook for input costs

Total cost of ownership analysis

Overview of pricing models

Comparison of pricing models

Supply chain margins

Cost drivers impacting pricing

Volume drivers impacting pricing

PART 04: Cost-Saving Opportunities

Supplier-side levers

Buyer-side levers

Quantifying cost-saving opportunities

Quantifying cost savings by negotiation strategies

PART 05: Best Practices

Innovation and success stories

Procurement excellence best practices

Procurement best practices

Sustainability practices

PART 06: Category Ecosystem

Market favorability index for suppliers

Competitiveness index for suppliers

Buyer power

Supplier power

Threat of new entrants

Threat of substitutes

Buyer ecosystem

Supplier ecosystem

PART 07: Category Management Strategy

Category management objectives

Supplier and buyer KPIs

Outsourcing category management activities

Risk management

PART 08: Category Management Enablers

Procurement organization

Category enablers

PART 09: Suppliers Selection

RFx Essentials

Supplier selection criteria

Service Level Agreement

Incumbent supplier evaluation metrics

PART 10: Suppliers Under Coverage


Supplier positioning

Profile: Maersk

Profile: MSC

Profile: YANG MING

Profile: CMA CGM

Profile: Hapag-Lloyd

Profile: Evergreen Marine

PART 11: US Market Insights

Category spend in the US

Price outlook

Supplier cost structure in the US

Margins of suppliers in the US

Category cost drivers

Category volume drivers

Overview of best practices in the US

Procurement best practices in the US

US supply market overview

Supplier positioning for the US

Regional category risks

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Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900