The Shipper's Perspective on Slow Steaming - Study of Six Swedish Companies
Journal article, 2020

Trans-ocean liner shipping companies adopt slow steaming during periods when the market is characterised by low demand, high fuel prices, low freight rates and overcapacity. The most recent instance in which this occurred was the period following the 2008/2009 global financial crises, and the speeds have not yet rebounded to the pre-crisis levels. Most of the existing research regarding slow steaming takes environmental, economic and maritime engineering perspectives, meaning that the phenomenon is studied from the viewpoint of ship owners. The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of slow steaming from the shipper's perspective.

Slow steaming


Slow steaming effects

Last mile



Christian Finnsgård

SSPA Sweden AB

Joakim Kalantari

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

Violeta Roso

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Johan Woxenius

University of Gothenburg

Transport Policy

0967-070X (ISSN) 1879310x (eISSN)

Vol. 86 44-49

Areas of Advance


Subject Categories

Transport Systems and Logistics




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