Title
Short sea shipping, intermodality and parameters influencing pricing policies: the Mediterranean case Short sea shipping, intermodality and parameters influencing pricing policies: the Mediterranean case
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Netnomics. - Place of publication unknown
Volume/pages
(2009) , p. 47-67
ISSN
1385-9587
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Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The Short Sea Shipping (SSS) market is strongly diversified, due to the variety of cargoes, vessel types and capacity, and segmented due to the existence of many national and peripheral submarkets. It is observed that prices differ considerably among transport services of similar distance routes and/or similar demand characteristics. The aim of this study is to identify factors influencing SSS operators pricing policies for both the sea and the inland part of intermodal chains, in an integrated framework. The analysis is based on the comparison of parameters influencing the cost structure and the pricing policy. The analysis of data collected through telephone and faceto- face interviews reveals that fuel, port cost, and market drivers with fuel cost being the most important elements influencing the variation in both the cost function and the pricing policy. Cost variations are also influenced by the cost of hinterland transport and the size of shipments, while pricing policy
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https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/841383/5d0b768a26d.pdf
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