Dissertation Questionnaire

The title of my dissertation is: "An analysis of challenges faced by container shipping companies to remain competitive and profitable in the liner shipping market."

Objectives and aims for this research:
1.    Explore the historical review of Liner Shipping.

2.    To identify and examine the impacts of the current challenges faced by container shipping companies in order for them to remain competitive and profitable in the liner market.

3.    Analyse the data collected and recommend future solutions to the challenges faced by container companies, based on past and present solutions.

This questionnaire is regarding on the current challenges which container shipping lines are facing for them to remain competitive and profitable in the liner shipping market. Your identity and information will be kept anonymous. I would like to thank you for taking the time to fill this questionnaire; this means so much to me as it will be a great help for me in my dissertation research. Once again, Thank You :)

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* 1. How many years of experience do you have in the liner shipping industry?

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* 2. What is your current position in the company?

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* 3. How many ships does your company have?

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* 4. Please state some of the current challenges your company is facing, in ranking where choice 1 is the top challenge faced. (For example: Overcapacity of ships, Volatile Bunker Prices, Low Freight Rates, Supply and Demand imbalance, etc).

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* 5. Kindly give some comments on the reasons for the ranking, based on the choices above. (Why is this a challenge?)

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* 6. What have you/your company done to address each of the problem stated?

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* 7. Are there any other recommendations you can provide to improve/minimise the situation?

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