TITLE

Sea Containers

PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2000, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the meeting of the members of the Hampshire and Dorset branch of the Institute of Logistics and Transport which was held in Southampton in 2000. The members were treated to an illuminating presentation by David Benson, senior vice president of the Passenger Transportation Division of the Sea Containers Ltd. His responsibilities include fast ferry services across the English Channel, the Irish Sea, in the Baltic and a commuter service from New Jersey and Brooklyn to Manhattan. He talked of the challenges of operating fast ferries with their summer peak business and the weather conditions where the primary consideration is passenger comfort rather than the capability of the vessel. The withdrawal of the duty free business has had a major strategic shock on ferry operators and he predicted a period of consolidation for operators on some of the competing routes that do not receive subsidies.
ACCESSION #
12026701

 

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