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

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Alga D. Foschi

University of Pisa - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 2003

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Foschi, Alga D., The Maritime Container Transport Structure in the Mediterranean and Italy (December 2003). University of Pisa, Department of Economics Paper No. 2003-24. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=713001 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.713001

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