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The Role of Ferry and Ro-Ro Shipping in Sustainable Development of Transport

Kotowska Izabela ()
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Kotowska Izabela: Maritime University of Szczecin, Faculty of Economics and Transport Engeenering

Review of Economic Perspectives, 2015, vol. 15, issue 1, pages 35-48

Abstract: As far as sustainable transport development is concerned, transfer of cargo from road transport to short sea shipping, which, according to the common opinion, generates lower external costs, is one of the objectives of the European Union policy. However, the latest research results indicate that some Ro-Ro vessels and ferries generate higher external costs than road transport. In light of this, benefits resulting from transferring the cargo from road to sea seem to be questionable. The main aim of the article is answering the question whether, and if so, how ferry and Ro-Ro shipping contributes to development of sustainable transport? In order to answer this question, an analysis of ferry and Ro-Ro shipping lines functioning in European transport system has been conducted.

Date: 2015
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