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Modeling freight markets for coal

Jan Ubøe (), Jonas Andersson, Kurt Jörnsten and Siri Strandenes ()
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Kurt Jörnsten: Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Helleveien 30, 5045 Bergen, Norway

Maritime Economics & Logistics, 2009, vol. 11, issue 3, 289-301

Abstract: In this paper we study bulk shipping of coal between the central regions in the world. We compare the performance of cost-minimizing models with a gravity model approach. The main finding in the paper is that cost minimizing models provide relative poor fits to data. A simple one-parameter gravity model, however, provides very satisfactory fits to observed behavior. Maritime Economics & Logistics (2009) 11, 289–301. doi:10.1057/mel.2009.10

Date: 2009
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