Transport for a global economy: challenges and opportunities in the downturn: research findings on the evolution of the world economy and its links with transport

The main body of the report is in two sections: the first gives a brief account of the major trends in the global economy and the underlying trends that characterise it. The second gives an overview of trends in the transport sector that are directly related to globalisation. The main points highlighted are changes in transport costs, the importance of time in transport, factors in the success of air freight transport, until recently, and the possibilities for developing inland alternatives to the major maritime trade corridors in response to the vulnerability of certain links. The aim of this report is to build a picture of the fundamental issues and the main economic trends that result from globalisation and to see the links between globalisation and the transport sector.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01384249
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 4:22PM