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Global Liner Shipping: The Engine Room of World Trade

by Lars Jensen Kogan Page
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Liner shipping connects countries, markets, businesses and people, allowing them to buy and sell goods on a scale not previously possible. As the lifeblood of global economic vitality, ocean shipping contributes significantly to international stability and security.


Global Liner Shipping fills a gap in the market for a comprehensive book covering all aspects of liner trade. The industry is going through a period of change, so logistics managers and students need to understand how to deal with the current disruptions.


In Global Liner Shipping, Lars Jensen, one of the biggest names in the industry, covers topics such as network development, supply/demand analysis, collaboration, liner profit and loss, e-commerce, risk management and process management.

Each chapter ends with a real-life case study and open-ended questions.


    • Chapter - 01: Historical Origins;
    • Chapter - 02: Key Differences Between Tramp Shipping and Liner Shipping;
    • Chapter - 03: Container Transportation Demand;
    • Chapter - 04: Primary Goods;
    • Chapter - 05: Manufactured Goods;
    • Chapter - 06: Semi-Manufactured Goods;
    • Chapter - 07: Container Vessel Types;
    • Chapter - 08: Equipment Flow;
    • Chapter - 09: Network Development;
    • Chapter - 10: Supply/Demand Analysis;
    • Chapter - 11: Collaboration;
    • Chapter - 12: Liner Companies;
    • Chapter - 13: Liner Profit and Loss;
    • Chapter - 14: eCommerce and IT;
    • Chapter - 15: Environmental Issues;
    • Chapter - 16: The Customer "Eco-System";
    • Chapter - 17: Capacity Management;
    • Chapter - 18: Risk Management;
    • Chapter - 19: Container Vessel Markets;
    • Chapter - 20: Process Management;
    • Chapter - 21: Competitive Strategies in Liner Shipping

Lars Jensen is CEO and Partner of Sea Intelligence Consulting, founded in 2013, which focuses on providing expert assistance in strategic decision making, analysis, process improvement and revenue management in the shipping sector.

Additionally, Lars Jensen is the co-founder of SeaIntel Maritime Analysis which was founded in 2011 and he is the CEO and founder of CyberKeel, focusing on cyber security in the maritime industry. He is also CEO of the purely online container carrier Youship, as well as in charge of developing and implementing eCommerce strategy in Maersk Line.

In 2016 Lars Jensen co-founded LinerGrid providing advanced tools to optimize network design for container carriers and also joined the board of the New York Shipping Exchange. Lars is a teacher and coach at the maritime MBA at Copenhagen Business School.