SeaNews Turkey
Home FAQ RSS Links Site Map Contact Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 07:23 (GMT)
All News
INTERVIEW
TURKISH STRAITS
SEANEWS MAGAZINE
COLUMNISTS
WORLD SHIPPING
PORTS
SHIPPING NEWS
   » ENERGY
   » CONTAINER
   » CRUISE NEWS
   » SAFETY&SECURITY
   » Environmental
   » Towage & Salvage
   » NAVY NEWS
   » Fishing
   » TANKERS
   » DRY BULK
SHIPBUILDING
ACCIDENTS
PILOTAGE&TOWAGE
MARKETS
LOGISTICS
SHIP RECYCLING
IMO&EU NEWS
PIRACY
TURKISH PRESS REVIEW
SEA SPORTS
NEWS FROM TURKEY
INSIGHT/OPINION
SHIPBROKER REPORTS
OFFSHORE
GUEST COLUMNIST
MARITIME RSS
Poll
Will freight markets ever return pre-crisis levels?
Yes, in 2014
Yes, in 2015
Yes, after 2015
No, never!
Who knows?
Get Adobe Flash player


 
SHIPPING NEWS » CONTAINER

Does liner shipping need key performance indicators?
Does liner shipping need key performance indicators?


THERE have been calls for the global container shipping industry to establish a set of key performance indicators (KPI) for measuring crucial elements for shipping customers.Sunday, 02.Oct.2011, 22:17 (GMT)

liner shippingTHERE have been calls for the global container shipping industry to establish a set of key performance indicators (KPI) for measuring crucial elements for shipping customers.

The biggest problem in setting KPIs for global supply chains is the lack of common performance standards and measurements of performance, according to Kuba Szymanski, secretary general of InterManager, which is investing US$10 million in developing a KPI grid for shipowners.

"Shippers are more concerned about port performance than costs," said Mary Brooks of Halifax Nova Scotia's Dalhousie University, another panel speaker at the Journal of Commerce's 6th Annual Canada Maritime Conference in Montreal. She said ports' performance indicators need to be vetted by third-party sources to validate their claims or they will be refused by shippers.

The KPI panelists praised the newly announced Daily Maersk service, which will offer a daily Asia-Europe container shipping service with a common cut-off time at four Asian ports and guarantee on-time delivery to four ports in Northern Europe.

"Daily Maersk will pull up the reliability performance of other carriers," Mr Szymanski said.

Maersk's transatlantic trade chief Soren Castbak said the Danish carrier will not charge a rate premium for its Daily Maersk service when it launches on October 24 from China, but may decide to do so at a later date, if the service proves popular with shippers.

Mr Castbak was cited as saying that the carrier has improved the on-time performance of its TA-4 service between Northern Europe and Montreal, from 80 per cent to 98 per cent by adding a fourth ship to the three-vessel string.

In a related issue the Maersk Line director said the company is considering whether to implement a global no-show penalty as on average 30 per cent of containers for which shippers have booked cargo space, fail to turn up at the port of departure.

SeaNews Turkey

Read: 8745 Times- Liner Shipping, Performance Indicators, -


Rating (Votes: 0)
Add your comment(Existing: 0)  Tell friend  Print

COMMENTS ( 0 Existing)

Related Articles:







Events
July 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
 

COLUMNISTS
MOST READ TODAY
Turkish ship Perge rescues 112 Libyan refugees off Tripoli- 577
M/V Perge successfully delivered 112 immigrants at Sicily- 433
Asia-South America cargo surge as average ship size rises to 6,200 TEU- 241
Iraqi Kurdish Oil Tanker Outside US Jurisdiction- 227
Videotel warns of perils of shipboard smart phones and social media- 189
Asia exports fall on weaker demand, China property market a worry- 164
RS Turns to Baku Shipyard for Newbuilds- 142
Evergreen ups Dublin, Liverpool-Rotterdam services- 133
Port of Oakland June container volume rises 4.6pc to 205,692 TEU- 117
Hamburg Sud to acquire Chile's CCNI to boost South American liner network- 97

E-MAGAZINE
SeaNews June
October Issue
SeaNews June
September Issue
SeaNews June
July/August Issue
SeaNews June
June Issue
SeaNews June
May Issue

News in Pictures


Model Alexandra Fotopoulou holding the 9th issue of seanews magazine at the Posidonia Shipping Fair


Hot News
Seatrade orders two new reefer 'containerships' for new trades
CIMC expects first-half net profits to soar 50pc from non-core gains
IMDO: Northern European Container Volumes About to Climb
Over 1,600 shipping containers lost at sea every year, says WSC
WISTA women in shipping discuss problems of container weigh-ins

 
Archive Search