Case Study

Semi-submersible heavy-lift transport (C): Offshore heavy transport

20 pages
December 2005
Reference: IMD-5-0693

This is the third case in a series starting in 1981 (A) and 1983 (B). In 1997, John Nielsen, the naval architect and the designer of the earlier Swan class heavy lift semi-submersible carriers (Cases A and B), was approached by a new entrant to invest in a new class of much larger heavy lift carriers. As a background of the proposal, the experience and performance of the Swan class carriers was reviewed. The case describes the various changes of ownership of the Swan class carriers and gives some background on the expected economic opportunity for the new Marlin class carriers to be built. The case is written from a potential investor point of view. Nielsen must decide if he wants to become an investor, together with other ship owners.

Keywords
Corporate Entrepreneurship, Start-up, New Business, Investment Analysis, Opportunity Assessment, Competitive Analysis, New Entrant, Economic Analysis, Shipping
Settings
Global
Logistics and Supply Chain, Shipping
1997
Type
Published Sources
Copyright
© 2005
Available Languages
English
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By Jean-Pierre Jeannet
Case reference: IMD-5-0691 ©1985
Summary
A Norwegian shipowner needs to determine a pricing policy for a new type of ship to transport heavy cargo, such as oil drilling rigs. Because the new ships offer substantial advantages to rig operators, Dyvi hopes to extract a premium price. However, the ship's advantages are not believable to the rig owners and Dyvi does not want to reveal to prospective customer confidential details on its technology for fear of potential competition. How much should Dyvi reveal?
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Semi-submersible heavy-lift transport (B): Jan-Erik Dyvi Shipowners
By Jean-Pierre Jeannet
Case reference: IMD-5-0692 ©1985
Summary
Dyvi must react to the introduction of a dozen heavy-lift vessels competing and driving down prices. With more ships scheduled to enter the market, Dyvi is considering a series of moves aimed at reducing the oversupply of ships.
Reference IMD-5-0692
Copyright ©1985
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