METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE ANALYSIS OF PORT TRADE MOVEMENTS IN WESTERN EUROPE

A decision to expand the facilities for one of the functions of a port can be made only on the basis of a sound analysis of the economies of the expansion envisaged. Whether rates are fixed according to criteria of competitiveness or profitability or whatever other factor, the total of traffic handled will remain an important element at the income side. No decision to invest in port infrastructure can be taken unless the trade flows for the port in question are projected. The present paper deals in detail with various aspects of the forecasting of trade in ports.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Seminar on Seaports held on July 7-8, 1975 during PTRC Summer Annual Meeting at the University of Warwick, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd

    167 Oxford Street
    London W1R 1AH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Molle, W T
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00141342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Planning and Transport Res and Computation Co Ltd
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM