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Deep Sea Cargo Transportation Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Deep Sea Cargo Transportation Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of deep sea cargo transportation, which involves the shipment of cargo by both US-flagged and non-US-flagged vessels. Most shipping routes in this market are international. Buyers purchase shipping capacity on a spot basis (i.e. at current market rates) or through contracts. In this report, buyers are also called shippers and deep sea cargo transport providers are also called carriers. Typical buyers include manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and freight forwarders, while providers are either major global carriers or regional carriers. This report does not include the transportation of passengers or other types of cargo transportation.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT

Price Fundamentals

Price Drivers

Recent Price Trend

Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

Related Goods

Substitute Goods

Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS

Supply Chain Dynamics

Competitive Environment

Market Profitability

Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS

Buying Basics

Key RFP Elements

NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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