Estimating the impact of road transport deregulation in short sea shipping: Experience from deregulation in the European Union

Ioannis Koliousis, Panagiotis Koliousis, Stratos Papadimitriou

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Abstract

The European Union has strived for deregulation in the road transport sector on the grounds of improved quality and reduced freight rates on the services offered, protecting the public interest and improving transport services. Extensive research has investigated the impact of road transport sector deregulation on freight rates, security and environment among others. This paper adds to the literature by analysing the impact of the road transport deregulation on the short sea shipping sector. The findings have two important implications for the formation of transport policy: a) regulatory reforms and the provision of stimuli to road freight transport companies have negative effects on short sea shipping; b) environmental benefits can be gained if policies supporting short sea shipping are complemented by focusing on reducing road freight transport externalities, including reducing truck movements based on load factors/empty runs and decreasing the number of trucks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-511
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
Volume5
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Deregulation
  • Policy measures
  • Road transport
  • Short sea shipping
  • SSS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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