Container Shipping Companies Seen Facing New Opportunities and Threats

Near-term profits in the market for container shipping services are at an all-time high, and the market is growing at 8 to 10 percent per year, but increased market growth and continued customer demand for greater reliability at lower total cost are putting considerable strain on existing industry infrastructure, challenging companies to find new ways to remain competitive and responsive, according to a recent report from IBM Business Consulting Services.