All global companies have similar imbalances, where does the potential come from?
The view that all companies have the same equipment imbalances (surpluses and shortages) due to uneven global trade flows is a very common misperception. Our research and extensive benchmarking show that approximately 1/3 of global imbalances are company-specific and due to differences in client groups and commercial strengths. Focusing on cross-company interchanges and one-ways as an alternative to (company-internal) repositioning strategies, allows to significantly reduce this company-specific block and save up to 25% of all empty moves. Moreover, xChange allows members to also get in touch with companies that have inherently different repositioning needs (e.g., newbuilt container traders ex China).
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