Cabotage Policy and Development of Short Sea Shipping in Korea, China and Japan

Coastal shipping and short sea shipping both play a significant role as branches in the larger global transport networks. Different from the European Commission, however, which integrates coastal shipping for liners of member countries, countries in North East Asia, specifically Korea, China and Japan, maintain principally strict cabotage policy for protecting their domestic coastal shipping. In the present paper the authors review the role and status of coastal shipping for Korea, China and Japan and examine the development of short sea shipping in the region. The authors find that cabotage policy is a crucial element in the formation of hub-and-spoke networks in the region, and highlight the importance of common policy on cabotage for developing and integrating short sea shipping in the region through a common policy tool, e.g. allowing foreign flags and deep oceangoing national liners to transport empty containers.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 305-317
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2015: Empowering Excellence in Maritime and Air Logistics: Innovation Management and Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01609577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789623677967
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2016 4:07PM