The Maritime Container Transport Structure in the Mediterranean and Italy
University of Pisa, Department of Economics Paper No. 2003-24
33 Pages Posted: 4 May 2005
Date Written: December 2003
In this paper we will describe the liner shipping industry in the Mediterranean and in Italy. The structure of the industry is representative of the oligopolistic structure that is taking shape on a worldwide level. In particular the main terminals in Italy have undergone a "colonization process" by the big liner shipping companies. At the same time the Italian shipping industry is made up of small to medium companies that are strong in inter-regional and specialized traffic.
Keywords: Hub and spokes, liner shipping industry, Mediterranean, ports, maritime economics
JEL Classification: L100, L920
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