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THE EVOLUTION OF DEEP SEA CONTAINER ROUTES: THE ITALIAN CASE

Authors
  • LUPI, Marino1
  • PRATELLI, Antonio1
  • LICANDRO, Cecilia1
  • FARINA, Alessandro1
  • 1 University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino 2, 56126 Pisa , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transport Problems
Publisher
Silesian University of Technology
Publication Date
Apr 23, 2019
Volume
14
Issue
1
Pages
69–80
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21307/tp.2019.14.1.7
Source
Exeley
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

In this study, an analysis of deep sea shipping (DSS) container services, calling at Italian ports, is carried out. A comparison with analogous sets of data collected in the years 2011 and 2014 has been performed. The most important Italian port system is the Ligurian one, which includes the main Italian port, Genoa, which is the main access gate to the Padan Plain, the most productive area of Italy. However, other ports are also important: the Ligurian port of La Spezia and the hub port of Gioia Tauro. The comparison, with 2011 and 2014 data, has shown that while the number of DSS departures, from Italian ports, did not increase, the dimensions of the ships, which call at Italian ports, increased relevantly: this is in line with the current trend in container ship gigantism.

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