Managing Director & Senior Partner
Ulrik Sanders leads the firm’s global work in shipping and is the founder of the Center for Digital in Transportation.
Since joining the firm in 2005, Ulrik has focused his client work on the transportation and logistics industry.
He began his career in the shipping industry and now leads BCG's global shipping team. Ulrik also leads BCG's Shipping Benchmark Initiative and has pioneered new ventures aimed at improving the shipping ecosystem such as the xChange, a container exchange platform.
Before joining BCG, Ulrik was a vice president at A.T. Kearney, Andersen Consulting, and Maersk Line.
BCG surveyed 125 companies that ship cargo to gauge their willingness to pay a premium for carbon-neutral shipping. Their responses present both challenges and opportunities for the shipping industry.
As you craft a decarbonization strategy—for today and tomorrow—here are seven crucial areas to consider.
Everyone knows the new restrictions are coming, but are they ready for the joint responsibility—and expense—of developing environmentally friendly supply chains?
Overcapacity, transshipment, and lagging port productivity threaten to slow or even reverse the upward trajectory of the region’s ports.
Carriers that approach a digital transformation with the right ambition, resources, and scale can achieve a step change in their digital capabilities within 18 months.
Container repositioning is the bane of every carrier. But it doesn’t have to be. Online marketplaces can help carriers find container interchange opportunities and radically reduce repositioning costs.
The global container-shipping industry faces stiffening headwinds. To survive, carriers must continue to drive change aimed at boosting performance. Six moves can help.
By sharing empty containers, the top 100 container carriers could save up to $4.5 billion annually. BCG has developed a global marketplace for making this happen.
Drawing on analysis from proprietary tools, BCG assesses challenges facing container shippers, including overcapacity and low returns, and offers recommendations for restoring carriers’ profitability.
The eagerly anticipated uplift has not yet materialized, as companies continue to grapple with challenges stemming from overcapacity and a highly fragmented industry structure.
To build a competitive edge for the future, shipping companies need to understand the business case for switching to environmentally friendlier options for marine fuel.