Structure of Port Goods and Transport Flows
Ana Radulović – Maritime Faculty, Kotor, Montenegro
Cargo-transport port centers
Abstract: Maritime transport plays a very important role in connecting European ports and their hinterlands. According to recent data (ISL, 2017), approximately 400 million tons of combined short-haul freight transport (containers and ro-ro) are transhipped between ports within the EU or between ports in the EU and neighboring countries.
The network of European short sea shipping services is large and diverse. Most ferry services bridge short distances, e.G. Via the English channel, the Fehmarn belt, or the strait of Gibraltar.
At longer sea distances, trailers and containers are often shipped by combining transport with inland or rail transport inland. Most of these connections, which were developed only a few decades ago, operate successfully under the management of mostly private liner or container operators. For offshore traffic, competition is mainly between line operators and ports, but not between (except tunnels/bridges) economically viable alternatives. Improving the efficiency and expanding the capacity of such links makes transport cheaper and helps promote the single market.
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