Title
Applying SMC pricing in PPPs for the maritime sector
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Greenwich, Conn. ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Research in transportation economics. - Greenwich, Conn.
Volume/pages
30(2010) :1 , p. 87-101
ISSN
0739-8859
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper investigates whether Short-run Marginal Cost (SMC) pricing is feasible to implement in seaports and with what type of consequences, e.g. concerning cost coverage. Answering these questions requires an analysis of the cost structure of seaports and especially of seaport calls, as well as of how the division of these costs over the different actors runs. As from the moment that this information becomes available, it can be analysed to what extent SMC pricing can be applied in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) within the seaport sector. Till now, mainly seaport infrastructure is involved, including the seaport entry from the open sea.
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