Car Carriers - The Fast Lane of International Shipping
Released on: September 8, 2007, 2:20 am
Press Release Author: Bharat Book Bureau
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary: Car Carriers report turns the spotlight onto the car carrier market, one of the few shipping sectors to have consistently leveraged modest cargo growth into solid performance and profitability.
Press Release Body: Bharat Book Bureau, a leading market information distributor has tabled a report - Car Carriers: The Fast Lane of International Shipping ("http://www.bharatbook.com/detail.asp?id=19999")
Car Carriers report turns the spotlight onto the car carrier market, one of the few shipping sectors to have consistently leveraged modest cargo growth into solid performance and profitability. . World vehicle trade development to 2015 . Shifts in vehicle manufacturing and the impact on seaborne trade volumes . Overview of the global auto industry, output and demand . Profiles of the major operators . Auto logistics . Port and terminal operations Through detailed research and analysis the report examines the major commercial and operational issues within the car carrier market, and the leading sector players in the shipping, port, logistics and auto industries. Vehicle manufacture and exportation: Global market for vehicle production, potential growth areas and predicted sales figures to 2020 Seaborne trade in new vehicles Changes in cargo origin as China develops into a major exporter of new vehicles The increase in cross trade operations Car carrier fleet and operators: What expected production and sales will mean for the order and supply of car carriers Impact on fleet structure of the order-book focus on very large PCTCs Profiles of the six major players in the deep-sea market Regional service provision and the general trend towards the 'one-stop shop' or 'total service logistics package' Possible mergers and new players to the market Autologistics, ports and terminals: The importance of logistics and supply chain management to the automotive industry Pressure on vehicle manufacturers and how this creates the need for fast and reliable transport services Approaches for carriers to meet an increasingly demanding market The benefits of port concentration Methods to shorten supply chain lead times through reduced transit times and improved sailing frequency Market moves into top gear Car Carriers: The Fast Lane of International Shipping report provides key insights into the specialist seaborne vehicle transport industry and the future growth of the market. Its data and analysis include: Analysis of the automotive industry and expected growth rate for the sales of private and commercial vehicles to 2020 Developments in auto industry profit margins Seaborne trade volume development by route The effect of globalisation and increasingly high manufacturing costs on car carrier operators Main findings The Car Carriers report provides an independent and detailed assessment of the car carrier market, analysing its current success and establishing detailed hypotheses on future trends. Car Carriers: The Fast Lane of International Shipping predicts that China's entry into the market will have major repercussions on deep sea trade, affecting the market share of existing providers. Detailing the ongoing success story of this specialist shipping market, the report focuses on vehicle manufacturing, world seaborne trade, the car carrier fleet, car carrier operators, the autologistics map and the role of ports and terminals in the automobile supply chain. Vehicle manufacturing Car Carriers: The Fast Lane of International Shipping reviews the worldwide market for the production of vehicles and its potential for further production capacity in Asia, the sub-Continent, the Middle East, South America and Eastern Europe. By 2010, global sales of new private and commercial vehicles are expected to total 73 million units. The report also assesses the move to, and impact of, globalisation in the automotive sector, the decline of profit margins and the consolidation in the ranks of global carmakers. World seaborne trade With 20-25 per cent of the 64 million vehicles manufactured annually presently exported by ship, the car carrier sector is a crucial element in the global auto supply chain. Car Carriers: The Fast Lane of International Shipping report predicts an increase in cross trade operations and a significant change to cargo origin with the emergence of China as a major supplier. Car carrier fleet Car Carriers: The Fast Lane of International Shipping details how the expected production and sales of vehicles will translate into orders for new car carriers. The report examines current figures for car carriers, predicting the capacity per ship to continue to increase from the current average of 4,073 ceu. Car carrier operators The report outlines the six major players in the deep-sea market and their regional service provision, part of the general trend towards the "one stop shop" or "total service logistics package" which each operator must offer to retain business. Car Carriers: The Fast Lane of International Shipping comments on possible mergers between the major players and upcoming operators that could be set to break into this difficult (high commercial and financial barriers to entry) but lucrative market. The autologistics map Car Carriers: The Fast Lane of International Shipping explains the overwhelming importance of logistics and supply chain management to the auto industry. It also looks at the increasing pressure on vehicle manufacturers to shorten lead-times, cut time-windows for deliveries and lower stock levels, which is creating the need for fast and reliable transport services in every link of the chain. The report examines the various approaches for carriers to meet these higher demands from manufacturers, while remaining profitable. Ports and terminals Car carriers can leverage volume discounts from port authorities and terminal operating companies by concentrating on certain ports. Car Carriers: The Fast Lane of International Shipping report explains how this will speed up the mainline operation by reducing voyage times and improving sailing frequency with the same number of ships.
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