Crisis makes global carrier get closer
At the 2009 summit of CKYH (Cosco, K Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin) cooperation is the watchword
United we (can) stand, especially during tough times, say Coscon, “K” Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping, who are member of the CKYH Alliance, which held its 2009 Summit Meeting in Jeju, Korea.
The four lines shared concerns and ideas on market prospects as well as on how to overcome the current crisis in the shipping industry. The senior management who were present agreed that the key to survival lies in providing the customers with distinguished services, which requires even stronger cooperation among the partner carriers, and envisaged the following actions to be implemented soon: rationalization of the existing East-West trades; expansion in the North-South trades and niche markets; utilization of assets such as ships, terminals; cost-saving by common equipment management, feeder network and contract with 3rd parties.
Finally CKYH convened that they need to hold more frequent regular consultations to discuss operational issues in order to meet customer demand in a timely way and maintain top quality service for their customers.
(fonte Ship2Shore - www.ship2shore.it)
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