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European sea transport and intermodality. Consequences for Switzerland

Applicant Ratti Remigio
Number 51458
Funding scheme NRP 41 Transport and Environment: Interactions Switzerland - Europe
Research institution Istituto di ricerche economiche (IRE) Facoltà di scienze economiche
Institution of higher education Università della Svizzera italiana - USI
Main discipline Economics
Start/End 01.07.1997 - 31.08.1998
Approved amount 93'297.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Economics
Science of management

Keywords (9)

GLOBAL SEABORNE; TRANPORT ECONOMICS; PORT; SHORT-SEA-SHIPPING; MEDITERRANEAN AREA; FREIGHT TANSPORT; LOGISTICS; INTERMODALITY; TRANSALPINE FREIGTH TRAFF

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
At first sight, waterway traffic seems to be of minor importance toSwitzerland. The most recent deregulation moves have, however, triggered off dynamic developments in waterborne transport (and its intermodal linking with rail and road networks). For this reason significant increases of efficiency in Italian ports could have a long-term influence on goods traffic crossing the Alps, and on developments within Switzerland. Key Questions:
  • What goods volumes can be expected for waterway traffic, and for which type of transport network?
  • In what way are northern European ports affected by the present developments at Italian ports?
  • Will traffic flows with the Alps region be re-routed as a consequence of these developments?
  • In what way are these developments influenced by various political measures in Switzerland?
The project's methodology mainly uses interviews with operators and experts, analyses of traffic flows, and case studies of selected ports.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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