Product details

By continuing to use our site you consent to the use of cookies as described in our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.
You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.
Case
-
Reference no. 399-169-1
Authors: Mary R. Brooks (Dalhousie University)
Published in: 1999
Length: 21 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

Halterm, one of two container terminals located in Halifax, Canada, is in competition with another terminal in Halifax, and more broadly with terminals in New York, Norfolk and Montreal. The case focuses on a new CEO''s need to develop a strategic plan in the face of a significant threat of loss of business by key customers and the need for new capital investment arising from the significant shift to larger vessels. The case focuses in a tertiary demand infrastructure-based industrial service industry in a rapidly changing global business environment. Moreover, the company has two parents that are seeking a vision from a new CEO. It may therefore be used in strategy formulation courses, transportation management courses, or courses on business-government relations to explore the paths companies may take in securing government support to compete against politically-advantaged international competitors.
Location:
Industry:
Size:
250 employees
Other setting(s):
1996

About

Abstract

Halterm, one of two container terminals located in Halifax, Canada, is in competition with another terminal in Halifax, and more broadly with terminals in New York, Norfolk and Montreal. The case focuses on a new CEO''s need to develop a strategic plan in the face of a significant threat of loss of business by key customers and the need for new capital investment arising from the significant shift to larger vessels. The case focuses in a tertiary demand infrastructure-based industrial service industry in a rapidly changing global business environment. Moreover, the company has two parents that are seeking a vision from a new CEO. It may therefore be used in strategy formulation courses, transportation management courses, or courses on business-government relations to explore the paths companies may take in securing government support to compete against politically-advantaged international competitors.

Settings

Location:
Industry:
Size:
250 employees
Other setting(s):
1996

Related