CONTAINER TRAFFIC ON THE FAR EAST – NORTH OR SOUTH EUROPE ROUTEJournal: Zbornik Veleučilišta u Rijeci - Journal of the Polytechnic of Rijeka (Vol.2, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Authors : Bojan Hlača; Dušan Rudić; Erika Gržin;
Page : 235-254
Keywords : container traffic; the Far East; North Europe; South Europe;
The container cargo flows on the Far East - Europe route show continuous growth trends. Such traffic projections mobilize all participants in the logistics chain – from ordering to final delivery of goods. The container transport chain on the global market must be defined in a manner which will allow continuous optimization of the same. The backbone of container transport chain is a combination of maritime transport and road networks on the mainland, for transport of containers to their destination. Mega container companies have a similar strategy for the establishment of direct and indirect line shipping service. The strategy is based on the right selection of ports for the individual line. The selection of a particular port reflects the port's internal efficiency, but also the development of the mainland service network. The individual port's strength is a result of the hinterland's or, respectively, the gravitational area's economic development. In this paper, the central part of the European area is divided into North and South; the analysis of demographic and economic factors produced certain indicators which provide an answer to the paper's fundamental question, namely, the choice between North and South of Europe.
Other Latest Articles
Last modified: 2020-08-03 13:52:59