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  Port pricing and competitiveness in short sea shipping Stranden.pdf
Peter B. Marlow
The purpose of this paper is to revisit the issue of port pricing. The current trend towards commercial port operations will affect pricing. Main port pricing principles may be classified as; cost based, cost recovery, congestion, strategic and "commercial" pricing. This paper starts from a welfare economics perspective using public enterprise theory and moves towards private enterprise pricing in a (quasi-) commercial setting. Changes in port pricing have implications for competitiveness of short shipping. Efficient ports strengthen short sea shipping competitiveness with respect to road transport. Thus, port pricing strategies that give incentives to increase port efficiency seem appropriate.
SHORTSEA CONGRESS Liverpool 09 IEA.pdf
IEA
Report on thec 2ND EUROPEAN SHORTSEA CONGRESS. Nicolette van der Jagt, secretary General of the European Shippers Council chaired the very active session on unitised cargoes in which the recurring theme was need to attract cargo away from roads and onto sae and rail. She voiced the ESC’s concerns that the imposition of the “Rotterdam Rules” governing shipment by vessel and replacing the early “Hague/Visby” and other rules could impose carriage conditions on goods moving by sea that are more complex and are incompatible with those for other transport modes.
MTCP_report_Benchmarking_service_performance_study.pdf
BMT
This study deals with benchmarking service performance in the area of freight transport across modes from the perspective of transport users. Based on desk research on existing literature, studies and projects the study makes an inventory of existing tools for the benchmarking of different modes, i.e. short sea shipping, rail and inland waterways from a multimodal, door-to-door perspective, and road from an unimodal perspective. Following some general information and definitions (chapter 1) the specifications of characteristics of relevant modes have been defined in chapter 2 “Inventory of Tools”. the study concludes with the positioning of the modal performance of Short Sea Shipping vis-à-vis the other modes. It also analyses areas where Short Sea Shipping might need to increase its performance, and makes appropriate recommendations.
A_level_playing_field_for SSS.pdf
Harald M. Hjelle
A comparative analysis of costs and user charges for short sea and land based transport solutions. Norway, with its 2 700 kilometre coastline and relative remoteness to central European markets should have natural advantages for establishing competitive short sea transport solutions. About 80% of the population lives less than 10 kilometres from the coast. Still Norway experiences the same trends with an ever growing road transport sector as one can observe on the European continent.
feasibility_study_dry_ports.pdf
INLOC
The InLoC project has been initiated in order to achieve more integrated and sustainable transport and communication links to be able to cope with the significant increase in trade and freight transport volumes in the Baltic Sea Region at the time when the region is facing a major economic restructuring and the recent EU enlargement. Logistics Centre (LC) development will continue to have a major impact on improving transport chains and promoting sustainable transport modes as well as integrating and linking national transport systems and cargo flows. Integration of LC networks is needed because the full potential of LC networks in regional development is not utilised in the BSR. The development of new and existing LCs needs to be supported by integrating various sectors having importance for the development of the operational environments of LCs. The InLoC work package 1 aims at improving the integration of ports, logistics centres and other operators by examining the practical networking possibilities.
mid-term SSS com_2006_0380_en.pdf
DGTREN
Mid-Term Review of the Programme for the Promotion of Short Sea Shipping The 2003 Programme for the Promotion of Short Sea Shipping set out 14 actions with the objective to improve the efficiency of the mode and overcome obstacles to its development. These were divided into legislative, technical and operational actions. This mid-term review evaluates the progress achieved on these actions to date and advocates a way forward.
2008_09_22_report from shipping professionals.pdf
EC
Views from senior maritime professonals on strategic challenges of EU maritime transport
2007_consultation_MoS.pdf
EC
Report on the Motorways of the Sea - State of play and consultation. This paper has two purposes: • it provides the state of play for the preparation of the Motorways of the Sea which are part of the Trans-European transport network (TEN-T)3 and Marco Polo II4 programme; and, • it launches a consultation on possible new initiatives to broaden the concept of Motorways of the Sea within the wider development of high-quality Short Sea Shipping as a real alternative to road transport.
The_economics_of_carrier liability.pdf
IM Technologies
The paper considers the diferent liability regimes applicable in diferent modes, efforts to harmonise them and potential benefits from harmonisation with regard to facilitation of multimodal transport.
Transport_competition_on a multimodal corridor.pdf
University Naples
Analysis of competitive factors for diferent multimodal combinations for North South Italian Corridor.
Strategies for increasing intermodal freight transport.pdf
J Wichser - ETH Zurich
The three main problems with intermodal transport are: quality, price and coverage; more specifically, intermodal transport is often slower, less reliable and more expensive than truck-only transport, and furthermore it is only offered in selected corridors. Addressing these problems is the key to increasing intermodal transport. The key problem identified in this research was the generally low quality of intermodal transport quality and coverage in Europe for East – West transport. This is especially problematic given the EU’s adopted policy of increasing rail freight transport. Two of the project’s main recommendation for increasing intermodal transport is to reorganize transport chains for stronger management and to improve cooperation between different partners in the transport chains. There are several intermodal operators who are moving in these directions, it would be very interesting to study the specific techniques they are using and to evaluate their success. Another area for further research is the process for locating, planning and financing intermodal terminals.
SSS_Policy from an EU perspective.pdf
JFF Becker - TNO
Analysis of EU freight transport markets concluding no need for EU policy to promote development of high speed vessels
Council conclusions March 2009.pdf
EU C
Council conclusions RECOGNISES the need to continue promoting Short Sea Shipping and ensuring the further development of Motorways of the Sea in order to reduce the overall environmental effects of transport and to provide an efficient, more competitive, seamless and cost-effective transport system for the European economy; and CONSIDERS that the present economic downturn renders more important the initiatives for the promotion of Short Sea Shipping; 2. WELCOMES the Commission’s "Communication and Action Plan with a view to establishing a European maritime transport space without barriers"; and SUPPORTS the objective of extending the internal market to sea transport between ports located in the EU, by simplifying, and speeding up through, inter alia, the use of IT, administrative procedures in intra-EU maritime transport, aiming to make it more attractive, more efficient and more competitive;
SSS cost benefits analysis.pdf
Emilie Mange
In a context of congested roads across the Pyrenees or the Alps, the motorway of the sea seems to be a sustainable solution. First CBA test tends to show that its effect on the environment can be significantly positive. However, a great attention must be paid to sea motorway impact on the greenhouse effect: indeed if traffic on the ship is not sufficient, it can emit more carbon than trucks on road, because ship motors don't have car motors emission qualities. Regarding this CBA experimental calculation, motorways of the sea appraisal seems to be more sensitive than classical road appraisal through CBA. Externalities particularly influence the NPV value, but costs and traffics are also very important parameters. ©Association for European Transport and contributors 2006 ©Association for European Transport and contributors 2006 This test confirms that sea motorway impacts are of long term and urges to recommend CBA approach to have a full picture of the project effects. But it also stresses the importance of risk analysis of the main parameters i.e. costs, traffics and externality value that can have a huge impact on the sea motorway economic returns.
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